ISLAMABAD: A major surge in daily death count from coronavirus was seen during its second wave as 105 people death of COVID-19 and 2,731 new infections were reported within 24 hours in Pakistan.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), with fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 445,977.
In the past 24 hours, 105 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 9,010. 2,265 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,510 patients are in critical condition including 15 more declared in sensitive condition.
The total count of active cases is 48,369.
A total of 38,028 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 388,598 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 6,136,799 samples have been tested thus far.
The overall positivity rate of COVID-19 cases is recorded at 7.2 per cent, whereas, the number of critical patients is consistently increasing in Pakistan.
It was recorded at 14.8 pc in Sindh, 11.3 pc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5 pc in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 4.9 pc in Balochistan, 3.2 pc in Punjab and the lowest rate was 1.6 per cent in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
The highest positivity rate of coronavirus infections was witnessed in the Sindh’s capital Karachi up to 18.76 per cent in accordance with the city-wise statistics.
The daily infection rate stands at 16.56 pc in Hyderabad, 15.99 pc KP capital Peshawar, 6.15 pc in Rawalpindi, 5.8 pc in Quetta, 5.31 pc in AJK’s Mirpur, 3.8 pc in Abbottabad, 3.46 pc in Swat, 2.94 pc in the federal capital Islamabad, 2.71 pc in Multan, 2.67 pc in Faisalabad, 1.8 pc in Muzaffarabad and 1.45 pc in Gilgit.
Yesterday, the highest positivity rate of Covid-19 cases had been recorded in Hyderabad at 22.45 per cent in the past 24 hours, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
The second highest positivity ratio in the country was observed in Karachi which was 19.89pc, followed by Peshawar 19.04pc, Mirpur 18.48pc, Abbottabad 13.33pc, Rawalpindi 7.71pc, Quetta 5.6pc, Islamabad 4.30pc, Multan 4.8pc, Swat 2.74pc, Muzaffarabad 1.67pc and Faisalabad 1.62pc.