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Karachi, Hyderabad record highest coronavirus positivity ratio

Speaking to the media after a meeting of the NCOC, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar warned coronavirus cases will go up if health guidelines are not adhered to, piling pressure on hospitals.

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre said the countrywide positivity ratio of coronavirus cases was recorded at 7.78 per cent in the past 24 hours.

Sindh recorded the highest coronavirus positivity ratio which was 13.01pc, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 10.6pc, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 9.8pc, Balochistan 6.05, and Gilgit Baltistan 3.07pc.

Karachi recorded the highest positivity ratio at 21.80pc for a second day in row, followed by Hyderabad 19.3pc, Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Mirpur 13.16pc, Rawalpindi 13.03pc, Peshawar 13.2pc, Abbottabad 11.82pc, Islamabad 6.28pc, Muzaffarabad 5.45pc, Quetta 4.15pc, Swat 4.23pc, Faisalabad 3.15pc, and Multan 2.1pc.

2,498 of the total coronavirus patients under treatment across the country are said to be in critical condition.

Speaking to the media after a meeting of the NCOC, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar warned coronavirus cases will go up if health guidelines are not adhered to, piling pressure on hospitals.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC), to be attended by the chief ministers of all the provinces, to take stock of the present coronavirus situation.

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