1,600 COVID-19 patients are under treatment KP's hospitals
The coronavirus positivity ratio reached 50% in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swabi district in the last 24 hours, two days after the infection rate reached the same in Swat, the health department said.
As many as 1,600 COVID-19 patients are under treatment in hospitals across the province, with 40 more succumbing to the infection, the health department said Friday.
Peshawar recorded the infection rate at 15%, Mardan at 16%, and the province recorded an overall positivity ratio of 18%, the department said.
In Balochistan, the rate of positivity fell below 10% against 18% three days ago. However, the number of active cases in the province is more than 1,400.
4,298 coronavirus cases reported in a day
Pakistan continued to report a large number of coronavirus cases across the country, with 4,298 people testing positive for the virus and 140 people succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours.
The country passed the grim milestone of 850,000 cases in total while the total death toll has climbed to 18,677.
The total number of recoveries reported across the country stands at 747,755 while the active number of cases has risen to 83,699.
Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio stands at 9.58%.