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Pakistan records minor drop in active COVID-19 cases


Courtesy: Geo.tv/File Photo
Courtesy: Geo.tv/File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan for the third consecutive day has reported a minor drop in the active coronavirus cases with a positivity rate recorded at 6.03%.

According to data released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Friday, Pakistan recorded 91,440 active coronavirus cases.

Further, since August 24, Pakistan’s positivity rate has been under 7% on 16 out of 18 days.

Another 83 people died from coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours, data by the NCOC showed. The daily death toll has been hovering around 100 for over a week.

NCOC’s data revealed that 61,128 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, out of which 3,689 people tested positive for the infection.

The daily case count has mostly been hovering between the 3,000-4,000 range for close to a month now as Pakistan continues its fight against the fourth wave of the pandemic.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 stands at 26,580 and the total number of cases has reached 1,197,887, while 1,079,867 people have recovered from the virus so far.

Pakistan is reporting 3,772 new infections on average each day, 64% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.

Pakistan has administered at least 65,505,999 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 15.1% of the country’s population.

During the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 1,163,927 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 38 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.



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