Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to the lowest in almost a month, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Tuesday morning.

According to the NCOC, 2,799 people were infected with the virus from 52,327 tests conducted across the country during the last 24 hours. The new infections pushed the positivity ratio as low as 5.34 percent, the lowest since January 12, when it was recorded at 6.12 percent.

The new cases placed Pakistan’s total coronavirus cases at 1,465,910, while 4,786 people suffering from the disease recuperated overnight, after which the country’s active case count shrunk to 87,168.

Meanwhile, 37 people died due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: Covid-19 claimed 12 more lives and affected 974 new patients in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday as ad hoc doctors warned of boycotting coronavirus duty in hospitals to protest non-regularisation of their service.

The ad hoc doctors said that they would boycott all duties, except emergency services, if government didn’t accept their demand of making their jobs permanent within a fortnight.

A report of health department said that eight people passed away in Peshawar, three in Mardan and one in Swat due to coronavirus. It said that the province death toll due to coronavirus reached 6,065, incidences 2, 04,084 and active patients swelled to 13,802. Of the infected patients, 184,217 have recovered.

Positivity rate for the virus was registered 33 per cent in Kohat, 30 per cent in Khyber, 26 per cent in Malakand and 22 per cent in Peshawar.


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