Pakistan sees rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, positivity rate jumps to 6.17%

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus situation in Pakistan is getting bad again and it is happening fast.

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%.

Another 31 people died from coronavirus in the country, according to the National Command and Operation Centre’s stats from Friday morning.

According to the stats, 37,690 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 2,327 people were confirmed to be infected with the virus.

The death toll from the virus has risen to 22,720 across the country, while the number of affected people has reached 983,719.

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