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ALARMING: Covid 19 positivity ratio exceed 21% in Karachi

ALARMING: Covid 19 positivity ratio exceed 21% in Karachi

Health officials announced on Thursday that the Covid-19 positivity rate in Karachi, the country’s largest city, had increased to above 21% after 138 more city residents tested positive for the virus.

The port metropolis has the most cases of any town or city in the nation, with a positive rate of 21.23 percent, with more than half of the reported national cases emanating from Karachi, according to the Sindh Health Department.

Data from the health department revealed that 138 out of 650 people who had the virus tested positive in the previous day in the provincial capital.

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268 individuals nationwide tested positive over the course of the last 24 hours after 12,513 tests were carried out, according to the government’s official Covid website. There was also one fatality reported.

According to additional data, Abbottabad had the second-highest positivity ratio (8.7%), as two people had tested positive in the previous day.

With 19 of its residents tested positive on Wednesday, Peshawar came in third with a positivity rate of 3.36 percent.

Health experts warned that if precautions like social seclusion and mask use in public were disregarded, the number of positive cases would increase.

They also recommended the public to receive their Covid booster doses.

As of Thursday, 136,422,713 jabs of the first dosage of vaccines had been administered nationwide, while 125,250,104 persons were fully immunised. Only 17,828,826 booster doses, in contrast, had been given.

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Ahmed Khan is a Senior Editor at Pakistan Lounge and joined in July 2021. Formerly News Editor at a Local News website

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