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Pakistan’s positivity rate of Covid-19 ‘high’, finds WHO
June 16, 2020
A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that the positive rate of deadly coronavirus in Pakistan is currently 22%.
In all countries affected by the pandemic worldwide, the positive rate being monitored is the percentage of positive results in the total number of sampling tests. The WHO guidelines recommend that countries wishing to relax social alienation rules, restrictive measures or other public health measures should report a positive rate of 5% or less for two consecutive weeks.
The WHO pointed out that although Pakistan has recently increased its testing to more than 29,000 tests per day, the total of 22 tests diagnosed has returned to positive.
At the same time, Pakistan has relaxed the three-week blockade since early May.
In the previous WHO report on June 4, a breakdown of ratios by province was provided. Och Luchi Province ranks highest at 19%, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17%, Sindh Province, 16%, Punjab, 12%, Gilgit Baltistan, 9%, Aza De Chamu and Kashmir, 4%, and Islamabad, 8%.
A report sent by the WHO representative to the Punjab government last week also pointed out that the country has a high positive rate.
According to the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the higher positive rate may indicate that the country “tests only the most sick patients seeking medical assistance, and the network that is put on is not enough to know how many viruses are spreading in it.” Its community. “
The lower positive rate “can be seen as a state that has sufficient detection capacity for the scale of the outbreak and is testing its population sufficiently to make a sensible decision about reopening.”