Positivity rate below 6 as Pakistan posts 65 deaths

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Staff Reporter 
Islamabad

The positivity ratio took another hit as 65 people breathed their last and 3,084 were infected by coro-navirus throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Friday), showed the figures released by the Na-tional Command and Operation Centre on Saturday morning.
The positivity rate has now plunged to 5.73 percent, down from well over six a day earlier.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 65 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 24,848 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,119,970 after adding the fresh 3,084 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), a total of 53,770 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 5.73 percent way down from 6.23 percent.

As many as 418,478 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 378,288 in Punjab, 155,712 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 95,709 in Islama-bad, 31,781 in Balochistan, 30,423 in Azad Kashmir and 9,579 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Meanwhile, Sindh’s universities will remain closed for one more week, provincial minister said on Sat-urday. The decision has been taken in view of the fears of spike in coronavirus cases in the province. “

All universities and education boards will reopen on August 30”, Universities and Boards provincial minister Ismail Rahoo stated. Earlier, the government had announced closure of schools in Sindh for one more week.

Students, teachers, and other staff members have been advised to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before 30 August.

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