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Covid shows signs of receding in KP

Number of active cases dropped to 7,124

Our Correspondent September 19, 2021

The daily average Covid-19 positivity ratio has dropped considerably to 3.2 percent across the province despite the fact that in some districts it is still as high as 16% and in others no case has been reported.

Talking to The Express Tribune an official of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Health Department said that there was a considerable drop in the positivity ratio on day to day basis and the number of active cases had also dropped to 7,124.

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He claimed that the highest positivity ration had been recorded in Koat at 16% and in Malakand at 16 percent. Similarly, in Buner the ratio was 11%, Mardan 10%, and Chitral Lower nine percent.

In two districts Peshawar and Swabi it was 5.5%. By the same token in 16 districts, no cases had been reported.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2021.


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