91% of the coronavirus cases in Pakistan transmitted locally: WHO report – Research Snipers

91% of the coronavirus cases in Pakistan transmitted locally: WHO report

According to a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the local transmission of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan has increased to 91 percent up from 81 percent a few weeks back.

As per the situation report by the World Health Organization (WHO), dated May 25, Pakistan has witnessed an increase in the locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while the imported cases of the deadly virus in Pakistan have fallen to 9 percent.

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It is pertinent to mention here that the local or community transmission takes place when the people within a household or an area are infected by those who have no travel history to a country which was hit by the deadly virus.

While initially the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was imported into Pakistan, largely brought in by the pilgrims returning from the neighboring country Iran, it is circulating faster locally.

According to the report by the World Health Organization (WHO), locally transmitted cases are the highest in Islamabad, 99%.

The breakdown in the rest of the country is as follows:

-Balochistan 96%

-Sindh 94%

– Azad Jammu and Kashmir 93%

-Punjab 90%

-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 85%

– Gilgit Baltistan 72%

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