Despite the apparent downward trajectory of Coronavirus cases – a direct outcome of a decline in the overall testing capacity – positivity rates in major districts and cities of Pakistan are much higher.

For the outbreak to be deemed as contained, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that positive cases should be less than 5% of the total COVID-19 tests for a period of more than 2 weeks.


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Here is a breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases and tests carried out in major cities of the country in the last 24 hours.

CityTests (last 24 hours)Positive Cases (last 24 hours)
Islamabad2,4087%
Rawalpindi7387%
Lahore4,76123%
Karachi5,67118%
Peshawar1,53910%
Quetta23424%
Faisalabad42057%
Multan6045%
Gujranwala14530%
Hyderabad35636%
Swat33610%

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Overall, 22,941 tests were carried out yesterday, of which 4,087 came back positive, and 78 lives were lost.

Pakistan’s tally for COVID-19 cases now stands at 221,000 and deaths at 4,550.

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Originally Published on ProPakistani.com

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