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COVID Positivity ratio drops to 18pc in Lahore: Dr Yasmin Rashid

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid on Sunday has told that positivity rate of coronavirus cases in Lahore has dropped to 18 percent from 23 percent.

In a statement, the minister said that COVID-19 patients are facing difficulties in Gujranwala as the usage of ventilators in the metropolis is 100 percent. We are sending five more ventilators to Gujranwala, she told.

Dr Yasmin further said that the positivity ratio of coronavirus cases in Layyah has escalated to 31 percent.  

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 113 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 829,933. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 18,070.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,414 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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