COVID: Two dead, 382 new cases in 24 hours; Karachi crosses 22pc positivity

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COVID infections are continuously surging, with the country registering 2.85 percent positivity ratio, two deaths and 382 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Karachi so far has been the city worst affected with the new wave of the virus, with the positivity ratio of the virus being recorded at 22.65 percent in last 24 hours. A total of 1,033 tests were conducted in the city, out of which 234 were reported positive.

Amid a rise in COVID cases, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has made mandatory the wearing of face masks during all domestic flights. The notification was issued by the authority on June 26 and would be applicable to all domestic air travel.

Sindh has shown a total positivity rate of 3.17 percent with 260 new infections during the last 24 hours.

According to the latest stats of the National Institute of Health, the positivity ratio is rapidly nearing three percent. NIH issued a statement on June 21, claiming that 85 percent of the eligible Pakistani population had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The overall cases in the country have soared to 1,533,888 while death toll has reached 30,388. There are currently 4,519 active cases of the virus reported in the country.

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