COVID cases on the rise: Karachi, Hyderabad show 10% positivity ratio

57 shifted to ICU, 171 positive cases, 11,212 diagnostic tests during last 24 hours

COVID-19 cases have again started to rise in Pakistan particularly in Sindh’s two big cities, Karachi and Hyderabad, with more than 10 percent positivity ratio.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has said in a statement on Monday that during the last 24 hours, 171 COVID-19 positive cases were identified following 11,212 diagnostic tests across the country. The active cases count in country had reached 3,369. The overall positivity ratio in Pakistan has been reported as 1.53 percent.

According to NIH Pakistan, at least 57 patients were shifted into the Critical Care Unit during the last 24 hours. The highest positivity ratio was recorded in Karachi with 10.08 percent positivity ratio. Mir Pur, Islamabad, Mardan, Abbottabad and Lahore have been reported to have positivity ratios of 5.26, 2.07, 3.39, 1.2 and one percent respectively.