COVID-19: Fourth wave hits Pakistan ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

ISLAMABAD: The fourth wave of COVID-19 virus has accelerated ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, with a positivity case rate crossing 5 percent across the country reporting 37 deaths.

According to details, the fourth wave of coronavirus has started accelerating even before the Eid-ul-Azha. The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has released the latest data regarding the COVID-19 situation in Pakistan.

According to the data released by NCOC, in the last 24 hours, 37 more people died from coronavirus, after which the total death toll has reached 22,848.

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The NCOC said that 40,805 COVID-19 tests were performed in the last 24 hours, of which 2,145 people tested positive. During this period, the positivity rate among the tested patients was 5.25% while the total number of affected people was 993,872.

A total of 993,872 cases detected so far (Azad Jammu and Kashmir 22,192, Balochistan 29,190, Gilgit Baltistan 7,510, Islamabad 84,842, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 140,962, Punjab 351,000, Sindh 358,176),” NCOC reported.

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The highest rate was more than 16% in Gilgit-Baltistan, 12.54% in Azad Kashmir and 10.57% in Sindh, while positive cases were reported in Islamabad at 6.76%, Balochistan at 6%, Punjab at 2% and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 2%.

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