Highest positivity rate since May


ISLAMABAD: The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases was recorded as 73,213 on Monday with 4,858 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,361 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.

Forty (40) corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 38 of whom were under treatment in the hospitals and two of them perished in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The National Covid positivity ratio during past 24 hours was recorded 8.61 percent. The Covid positivity ratio is the percentage of actual positive cases appearing in every 100 tests performed to identify infected individuals. The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major cities including Islamabad 33%, Lahore 21%, Peshawar 26% and Skardu 25%.

Since the pandemic broke out, a total of 1,039,695 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including AJK 24,891, Balochistan 30,502, GB 8,212, ICT 88,093, KP 144,848, Punjab 357,735 and Sindh 385,414.

About 23,462 deaths were recorded in country since the eruption of the contagion. Around 6,021 people perished in Sindh, 19 of them died in the hospitals and one out of the hospital on Sunday. 11,067 people died in Punjab died with eight deaths occurred in past 24 hours. Seven individuals died in the hospitals and one out of the hospital.