Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio jumped to 1.3% after 152 new cases were detected across the country, the National Institute of Health said Sunday.
The positivity ratio has risen steadily over the past three days, from 0.86% on June 17 to 1.17% the day earlier.
According to new statistics released by the institute, 11,663 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.
NIH has reported that 58 patients are in critical care, while the government’s COVID-19 dashboard has identified 55.
No deaths from the virus occurred in the last 24 hours, the institute reported. A fatality was last reported by the government dashboard on June 16th.
To date, Pakistan has accounted for 30,383 COVID-19-related deaths. Deaths have generally decreased since the most recent peak of 56 on September 30, 2021. The total caseload across the country, based on the government dashboard, is 1,531,982.
The number of cases was perceived to have gone down in the country, but new reports have indicated otherwise.
In Islamabad, the district health official reported a “steady rise” in the number of patients.
The capital positivity ratio currently stands at 4.10%, DHO said, adding that 1,098 tests have been carried out over the past 24 hours 45 people have been affected.