ISLAMABAD: Only 3.5 percent of the population in the country has been inoculated so far despite the government’s campaign to vaccinate as many people as possible against the COVID-19.
According to a report issued today (Tuesday), so far, only 3.5% of the 100 million people eligible for the anti-coronavirus vaccine have been fully vaccinated. A total of 17,390,346 vaccine jabs have been provided across the country as of July 6.
Statistics show that more than 14% of the population has been partially vaccinated, while 290,377 vaccine jabs were administered across the country yesterday, July 5.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan’s daily coronavirus caseload went below the 1,000 cases for the first time in six days after the country reported 830 new cases. The country last reported 979 cases in a day on June 30.
Another 25 people died of coronavirus in Pakistan in the last 24 hours, pushing the national death tally since the pandemic started to 22,452. The latest data shows that after 37,364 tests were conducted on July 5, 830 people tested positive for coronavirus.
Pakistan’s positivity rate is currently 2.22%. A day earlier, Pakistan’s positivity rate was nearly 3%. The total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan are currently 33,390.
According to a province-wise breakdown, the total cases reported in Sindh so far are 341,275, in Punjab 347,014, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 138,616, in Islamabad Capital Territory 83,048, in Balochistan 27,445, in Gilgit-Baltistan 6,504 and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir 20,588.