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COVID-19 Positivity Ratio Rises To 8.16 Percent: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: The highest positivity ratio of COVID-19 cases in the current season 8.16 percent was recorded in Pakistan on Thursday as the country continues to reel under the impact of the pandemic.

A meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in Chair of planning Minister Asad Umar considered over the COVID-19 situation and implementation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the country.

The meeting attended by concerned federal and provincial officials, was informed that 2469 patients of the coronavirus were in critical condition.

The session was informed that Sindh has 14.1 percent positivity rate, while the ratio of positive cases in Azad Kashmir has been 11.9 percent.

Positive cases of novel coronavirus in Balochistan reached to 12.5 pct, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5.6 pct, Punjab 4.2 pct, federal capital city Islamabad 6.6 pct and Gilgit-Baltistan 4.7.

Karachi has emerged as the city with highest ratio of coronavirus positive cases with a positivity rate of 20.12 percent, it was informed in a briefing of the NCOC.