ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll on the patients as 58 more people succumbed to the disease across the country in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide death toll to 9,874.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 1,853 new cases of infection surfaced when 33,270 samples were tested, taking the national tally of infections to 471,335.
A total of 1,643 patients recovered from the disease over the past 24 hours, pushing the number of recovered patients to 422,132. A total of 65,571,12 tests have been conducted across the country.
Since the outbreak began in February last year, Sindh reported 210,241, Punjab 135,665, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 57,215, Balochistan 18,075, Islamabad 37,117, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8,172, and Gilgit Baltistan 4,850 cases.
The positivity ratio of cases was recorded at 5.56 per cent during this period, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) said.
According to the latest NCOC figures, as of December 27, The highest positivity ratio was recorded in Abbottabad 25.53 per cent, followed by Karachi 13.56% and Faisalabad 10.14%.
The positivity ratio in various federating units was: AJK 11.54%, Balochistan 7.69%, GB 0.89%, Islamabad 3.81%, KP 7.15%, Punjab 3.98% and Sindh 7.36%.
The province-wise Covid positivity ratio was as under:
Punjab: Lahore 6.06%, Rawalpindi 4.21%, Faisalabad 10.14%, Multan 4.08%.
Sindh: Karachi 13.56%, Hyderabad 6.83%.
KP: Peshawar 6.98%, Abbottabad 25.53%.
Balochistan: Quetta 8.33%.
Islamabad: ICT 3.81%.
AJK: Mirpur 9.68%,