COVID-19 in Pakistan: 3,179 people tested positive & 87 died on December 18


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan recorded 6.61% COVID positivity ratio on December 18 as 48,075 tests were performed in the last 24 hours which found 3,179 people positive, according to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).

Additionally, 87 COVID-19 patients lost their lives in the last 24 hours; therefore, now the number of fatalities claimed by Coronavirus has mounted to 9,250.

To date, 454,673 people have been infected by Coronavirus across Pakistan; however, 404,501 of them have now recovered.

At present, 40,922 COVID patients are under treatment across Pakistan while 2,486 of them are in critical condition and their number is rising fast.

On December 18, the highest positivity ratio was observed in Karachi 11.80%, followed by Peshawar 9.23% and Mirpur 7.92%.

The positivity ratio in various federating units is as:

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 7.47%, Balochistan is 3.56%, Gilgit-Baltistan 1.07%, Islamabad 3.57%, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 8.19%, Punjab 3.86%, and Sindh 9.20%

Province wise COVID Positivity Ratio under:-


Lahore                    7.31%

Rawalpindi               6.92%

Faisalabad               2.43%

Multan                     3.19%

Gujranwala              048%


Karachi                   11.80%

Hyderabad               6.03%

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar                 9.23%

Swat                       3.07%

Abbottabad              2.00%


Quetta                     1.60%


ICT                          3.57%


Mirpur                      7.92%

Muzaffarabad            4.13%


Gilgit                        0.00%

Mortality Analysis (n=9250)

  • *Current Fatality Rate *: 2.03 against 2.21% globally
  • Gender: 70% Males
  • Age range: Median 61 years
  • 77.5% over the age of 50 years
  • 73% had chronic comorbidities
  • 91% of the deceased remained hospitalized
  • 58% of hospitalized patients remained on the ventilator
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