Pakistan reports 800 fresh corona cases

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Saturday morning reported more than 800 Covid-19 cases — the highest daily increase in nearly four months — as the national positivity rate rose to 4.47 percent.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 818 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, up from 694 a day earlier. The number is the highest since March 3 when the country had recorded 953 infections in a day. The positivity rate also rose to 4.47 percent from 3.93 percent a day earlier. NIH’s data further showed that 18,305 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, while 126 patients were in critical care. During this time, four people died from the deadly virus.

Karachi remains most Covid-affected city with positivity of 17.06pc

Meanwhile, Karachi remained the most Covid-affected city in the country with the positivity of 17.06 percent. In the last 24 hours, 3,095 tests were conducted in the city of which 528 came out positive. Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Muzaffarabad and Lahore followed with the positivity rates of 6.45 percent and 5.58 percent, respectively. In addition, Islamabad’s positivity was recorded at 4.05 percent, while in Peshawar it was 2.47 percent.

Earlier, medical experts warned that the spike in cases might turn into a sixth wave.

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