Published On: Tue, Dec 1st, 2020
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Coronavirus positivity rate surges to 8.53% in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD : Coronavirus positivity rate has surged to 8.53 percent while 5, 082 smart lockdowns are in place across the country to check the spread of COVID-19, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) was told on Monday.

As per details, a meeting of NCOC which was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar was briefed about coronavirus situation in the country.

The forum was informed that 1459 smart lockdowns are in place in Punjab, 206 in Sindh, 182 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3205 in Islamabad Capital Territory and thirty in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) region has highest the COVID-19 positivity rate of 21.3 percent with Mirpur at 27.75 percent.

The positivity rate in Sindh is at 14.04 % with Hyderabad city standing at 18.21% and Karachi at 17.95%.

The positivity rate of coronavirus cases in Islamabad is recorded at 6.62 percent and Balochistan at 11.95 percent.