Sudden spurt in coronavirus cases in Pakistan

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There is a sudden spurt in coronavirus infections in Pakistan with the speed of Covid-19 cases surpassing 5 per cent after a niche of over three months, in line with a media report on Wednesday. As many as 1,708 cases had been detected within the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 348,184, whereas the demise toll reached 7,021 with 21 additional sufferers succumbing to the viral an infection, the health ministry mentioned.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) — the nerve centre to synergise and articulate unified nationwide effort in opposition to Covid-19 — was briefed on Tuesday about the specter of rising positivity as the speed of coronavirus cases one time once more surpassed 5 per cent after a niche of over three months, the Dawn News reported.

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The highest enhance of 16.71% was noticed in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), adopted by Balochistan (8.71%), Sindh (5.39%), Punjab (4.46%) and Gilgit-Baltistan (3.24%); whereas in Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, cases had been decreased by 4.92% and 4.61%, respectively. In Pakistan, the utmost positivity rate had reached 23% in June. It was introduced all the way down to 1.7% in September, the report mentioned.

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Positivity rate is the share of positive outcomes out of the full count of exams sampled. The positivity rate was 11.79% on March 30, 19.95% on May 25 and 22.24% on June 1. Later, it began dropping and reached 16% on July 6, 3% on August 10 and 1.7% on September 21. An upward development within the positivity rate was noticed the next month because it reached 2.49% on October 19, 4.26% on November 2 and 5.13% on November 10.

Similarly, the development of latest admissions because of Covid-19 has also began rising as 131 sufferers had been admitted in hospitals, throughout the nation, as in comparison with 46 on October 5, the report mentioned. The NCOC was knowledgeable that amongst healthcare staff, 8,573 cases had been confirmed which was 3% of general Covid-19 cases. According to the most recent fact launched by NCOC, the count of lively Covid-19 in Pakistan has elevated by greater than 14,000 cases within the last eight weeks. The complete count of lively cases on November 10 was 20,045 as in opposition to 5,831 on September 14.

[Attribution HT]

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