COVID positivity ratio has witnessed an alarming surge across the country after it crossed over 11 percent nationwide with Karachi on top of all with a 41.06 percent ratio.

According to sources within the national health ministry, the nationwide positivity ratio reached 11.55 percent during the last 24 hours with Sindh province reporting a ratio of 21.77 percent, Punjab 7.23 percent, Balochisan 4.74 percent, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 2.88 percent.

The federal regions including Islamabad reported 15.37 percent positivity ratio, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 6.07 percent, and Gilgit Baltistan 2.17 percent.

Moreover, with respect to major cities, Karachi remained on top with a 41.06 percent COVID positivity ratio, followed by 25 percent in Muzaffarabad, 17.27 percent in Hyderabad, 14.25 percent in Lahore, and 12.75 percent in Rawalpindi.

It has further emerged that children and health workers have also been affected by the infection during the fifth wave of the COVID-19 led by the Omicron variant.