COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday reported 33 deaths due to the coronavirus during the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,193, according to the data issued by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).
The NCOC data showed that 2,050 new cases of novel coronavirus surfaced during the last 24 hours. With fresh inclusion of the infections in the country, the national tally of cases currently stands at 361,082. The number of active cases stands at 29,055.
The country has witnessed 193 deaths during the last eight days, while 14,606 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the past seven days.
The case positivity rate also shot up to 7 percent this week. The recovery rate is steady at 90 percent as a total of 324,834 Covid-19 survived the virus.
A total of 29,378 tests were conducted across the country during the last twenty-four hours. A total of 4,979,939 samples have been tested thus far.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, Sindh has reported 156,528 cases, Punjab, 111,047, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 42,615, Balochistan, 16,449, Islamabad, 24,444, Gilgit Baltistan, 4,461, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir has reported 5,538 cases.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in Sindh is increasing sharply and the Covid-19 positivity rate has now risen above 6 percent in the province.
According to the Sindh health department, the positivity rate of the Covid-19 is surging from November 13 with the number of people being diagnosed with the pandemic. The positivity rate of the Covid-19 was 6.02 percent in Sindh on November 16, 4.06 percent on November 12 and was recorded at 4.93 percent on November 7 in the province.
This is the highest positivity rate of the pandemic in Sindh after July 20, when it was seen at 6.60 percent. The health department has urged people to cooperate with the authorities in following coronavirus precautionary measures. The situation can get worse if the SOPs are neglected. -TLTP