Pakistan’s COVID positivity rate crosses 6% after two months

This is the highest positivity rate in the last two months.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate crossed 6 percent today (Friday) after nearly two months as the country continues to report a spike in its daily case count.

The country reported a jump in its positivity rate for the virus, which now stands at 6.17%. The last time Pakistan crossed the 6% positivity rate mark was almost two months ago in May. On May 22, the country recorded a positivity rate of 6.43%.

According to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), another 31 people died from coronavirus in the country. Almost 37,690 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 2,327 people were tested positive.

The death toll from the virus has risen to 22,720 across the country, while the number of affected people has reached 983,719. In addition to this, during the last 24 hours, 956 people recovered from COVID-19, while the number of active cases in the country has risen to 43,670.

Delta variant making up 50% of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan

On Tuesday, Federal Parliamentary Health Secretary Dr Nausheen Hamid had revealed that the Delta variant of the coronavirus  is now making up a whopping 50% of the total infections in Pakistan.

The lawmaker said the COVID-19 vaccines that Pakistan is administering are effective against the Delta variant. Dr Hamid highlighted that no vaccine in the world is 100% effective against the Delta variant, however, if a person gets the jab, the virus will not affect their health badly.