Karachi reports 1652 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh on Saturday reported 2,469 cases of coronavirus with 27.92 percent positivity rate, ARY News reported.

The province reported 20 more deaths during 24 hours, health sources said.

Karachi reported 1652 cases among total 2,469 cases reported in Sindh.

Pakistan reported as many as 7,963 cases of coronavirus in a single day today, the second-highest daily caseload since the outbreak of the pandemic in Feb 2020, according to the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) latest stats on the Omicron-driven fifth wave in the country.

A total of 70,389 samples were tested, out of which 7,963 turned out to be positive, showing the infection rate of 11.31 per cent. The nationwide tally of confirmed infections rose to 1,410,033 with addition of 7,963 new cases.

27 more patients succumbed to the viral disease in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 29,219. The National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) said the number of patients in critical care in various hospitals across the country has risen to 1375.

Pakistan had reported the highest number of cases in a single day on Jan 28, Friday since the Covid pandemic hit Pakistan in February 2020.

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