Five cities make up 70pc of COVID-19 spread, says NCOC

ISLAMABAD: Five major cities of the country, including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, Hyderabad and Peshawar, are contributing 70 percent of the coronavirus spread, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was told on Sunday.
A meeting of the NCOC was held with Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in the chair to review the situation of coronavirus cases and implementation on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) across the country.
The NCOC was briefed on Sunday that around 46 deaths on an average were recorded for this week and average 237 hospital admissions were noted. It was also apprised that all required medical equipment is available as per need and proper supply is being managed.
The forum directed for stringent enforcement measures to control the spread of disease. The NCOC has said that Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio has reached 7.1 percent.
Highest positivity ratio observed in Mirpur 24.85 percent followed by Hyderabad 22.181 and Karachi 18.96 %
The forum was informed that the highest test positivity rate was recorded in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 24.85 percent, followed by Hyderabad, 22.18 percent, and Karachi 18.96 percent.
The positivity ratio in various federating units is as follows: AJK, 16.58 percent; Balochistan, 9.12 percent; GB 5.56 percent; Islamabad 5.30 percent; KP, 5.31 percent; Punjab, 3.45 percent; and Sindh 15.31 percent.
There are a total of 2,186 critically ill Covid-19 patients across the country and the number of such patients is increasing sharply, the NCOC was informed. – TLTP

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