COVID-19: Pakistan records lowest positivity ratio in three months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported the lowest coronavirus ratio of 4.05% in almost three months on Monday amid a constant decline in infections since the past week.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 2,117 cases and 43 deaths in the previous 24-hour period. The national tally of coronavirus cases has reached 921,053 while the death toll stands at 20,779.

The number of active cases has reached 59,033 while there are 3,497 people in intensive care although there was no critical case reported in the past day. There were 52,223 tests conducted in the past day, while the positivity ratio has dropped to 4.05%. Overall 841,241 people have recovered from the virus, including 1,919 in the past day.

Punjab still remains the most affected region and has recorded 339,686 cases and 9,999 deaths, while the number of active cases in the province has reduced to 20,199. Islamabad has recorded 81,195 cases and 760 deaths while there are 5,471 active cases in the federal capital.

Sindh has recorded 317,665 cases and 5,020 deaths while the number of active cases in the province has increased to 25,601.  The number of coronavirus cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stands at 132,549 and 4,073 deaths while Balochistan has recorded 25,148 cases and 277 deaths.

Pakistan sees record vaccinations

A day ago, Pakistan recorded a record in daily vaccinated as over 383,000 people were inoculated in a day for the first time in Pakistan.

This was announced by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, stating that over 7 million people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus so far.

The federal minister further said that the number of registrants is also steadily increasing, disclosing that 11.663 million people have registered so far.

Earlier, the NCOC had opened up walk-in coronavirus vaccinations for people aged 30 and above and teachers over 18 years old. The government also opened walk-in vaccination for teachers above 18 years of age is open.

A digital portal has been launched by the federal government for the registration through which a code is assigned to the person who can then go to a designated vaccination centre and get a jab.

 

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