National COVID positivity surges at 5.81 percent; 2,264 patients critical. | All Round View

National COVID positivity surges at 5.81 percent; 2,264 patients critical.

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Pakistan on Thursday reported the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases during the last two weeks, recording nearly 2,500 new cases, according to official data.

With 2,475 fresh infections, the country’s total caseload rose to 479,715, including 435,073 recoveries. The recoveries are up to 90.7% from the earlier 86%.

Another 58 people died from the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 10,105.

Pakistan was one of the countries where coronavirus cases started to significantly drop in mid-July, however since Nov. 1 new cases spiked in the country.

To contain the second wave, authorities have reimposed lockdowns in virus-affected zones, along with a general ban on public meetings and rallies.

 

The government on Thursday also decided to purchase 1.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm.

The government will also allow the private sector to import internationally approved vaccines.

 

TODAY,

 

The National COVID Positivity Ratio on Saturday was recorded 5.81 percent where 2,264 Coronavirus patients were in critical condition across the country with the number of critical patients rising at a fast pace.

The positivity ratio was determined on the basis of positive cases appearing in 100 samples of COVID patients.

The highest positivity ratio was observed in Karachi which was 15.77 percent followed by Peshawar 15.54 percent and Mirpur 9.26 percent, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).

The positivity ratio in various federating units was as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) was 8.52 percent, Balochistan 3.82 percent, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) 1.41 percent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 3.39 percent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 5.38 percent, Punjab 4.7 percent and Sindh had 8.1 percent positivity ratio.

 

It also mentioned the Province wise COVID Positivity Ratio breakdown that indicated in Punjab, Lahore had maximum positivity ratio of 8.1 percent, Rawalpindi had 3.45 percent, Faisalabad 2.3 percent and Multan 0.96 percent and Gujranwala had 3.17.

In Sindh, Karachi had 15.77 percent, Hyderabad 7.54 percent, in KP, Peshawarhad 15.54 percent, Swat 2.84 and Abbotabad 7.72 percent, in Baluchistan, Quetta had 2.39 percent, in ICT 3.39 percent positivity ratio was prevailing. In AJK, Mirpur had 9.26 percent and Muzaffarabad had 7.69 positivity ratio.

The update also showed Mortality Analysis during the prevailing pandemic outbreak as a total of 10,258 deaths were recorded with prevailing Fatality Rate of 2.12 percent against the global death rate of 2.18 percent.

 

It added that as per the gender analysis of the deceased around 69 percent were males with 77.5 percent over the age of 50-year.

As many as 73 percent of the perished COVID-19 patients had chronic comorbidities (affected with another disease prior to contracting Coronavirus).

Out of the total died COVID patients 91 percent of the deceased remained hospitalised,

Sidra Qasim

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Sidra Qasim is a young and motivated student of English literature. She has studied in Army Public School & College, Mardan, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwah. She is engaged with the All Round View and the Midnight Posts as Assistant Sub Editor. She writes on social and political issues. Apart from that she is also working as content writer at Tri Mesh (Pvt.) Ltd. She is graduated in Youth-led Change Making Program with A+ Grade. She has also shown an outstanding performance in sports at Tufail Shaheed Army College, Mardan Cantt. She is also a great Artist. She creates painting on stones. She is engaged with many clients, where she creates beautiful stuff based on the orders by her clients. She also participated in the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest in 2014. She is also taking online classed at Tafseer-e-Quran Academy.
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