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Karachi sees alarming surge in Covid cases as positivity rate nears 40%


Karachi is witnessing a alarming surge in coronavirus cases during the fifth Covid-19 wave fuelled by Omicron variant with positivity rate exceeds 39 per cent in the metropolis during the last 24 hours.

Out of 15,172 people who were tested for coronavirus, 2,670 came out positive in Sindh, according to the latest figures issued on Sunday.

The city’s positivity rate has increased by 4% in a single day and Sindh’s Covid-19 death toll reached 7,697 after three more patients succumbed to the virus during the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Sindh health department has decided to conduct random coronavirus testing of students across all schools of the province.

The provincial health department has also issued directives to district health officers (DHO) in this regard via notification, according to Express News.

The notification stated that 100 samples will be collected from schools in each district of the province which will be sent to Dow Hospital laboratory to check disease prevalence.

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