Testing Raises Doubts Over Govt Figures With COVID-19 Positivity of Over 13%

The academic process is set to resume across the country from 15 September following a steady decline in Coronavirus cases nationwide.

Last week, Federal Education Minister, Shafqat Mehmood, had announced the phase-wise reopening of all educational institutes after receiving approval from the National Command Operation Center (NCOC).


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For the past two weeks, Find My Doctor, a promising Pakistani healthcare startup, has been testing students and staff members through rapid antigen tests before the grand reopening. Just in case if you are wondering, a rapid antigen test can detect both current and previous infections.

So far, over 2,500 individuals have been tested across Karachi, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Lahore, and Multan.

Shockingly, 13% of the students and staff members who were tested turned out COVID-19 positive.

“Find My Doctor” said they conducted these tests in partnership with Getz Pharma.

In fact, in a separate report, 25% of the staff members of a school in Karachi turned out Coronavirus positive. Of those, 90% did not exhibit any symptoms for the viral infection, meaning all were asymptomatic cases.

In contrast, the official figures provided by the government show a Coronavirus positivity rate of just 2% during the same period.


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The figures provided by Find My Doctor corroborates the findings of a seroprevalence study conducted by the Aga Khan University (AKU) which claimed that 9 out of 10 Karachi residents afflicted with Coronavirus exhibited no symptoms of the viral infection.

So far, Pakistan has reported 300,371 cases of the COVID-19, of which 288,206 have recovered. The country has reported 6,370 deaths due to Coronavirus.

In the last 24 hours, 548 new cases and 5 deaths were confirmed nationwide.


  • In majority of the world only symptomatic cases are tested for covid. You mention that 90% did not exhibit symptoms of corona virus disease. Of course they will not be tested and not detected. Everywhere in the world, the number of actual cases is approx 10 times higher than what statistics show. Bs hamain he keeray nikalnay wali adat hay. Useless article

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