ISLAMABAD: The fourth wave of the COVID-19 infections hitting Pakistan hard as the number of active cases in the country crossed the 90,000 mark on Tuesday.
According to the statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan’s active coronavirus cases today reached 91,046 after 4,075 new cases of the virus were detected during the past 24 hours.
This is the highest number of active cases in the country since April 29 when 91,547 people were recorded as having been infected with the viral infection.
As per the NCOC, 59,943 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours out of which 4,075 returned positive. The coronavirus positivity rate, compared to Monday, has slightly declined from 7% to 6.79%.
Yesterday, Pakistan hit the 25,000 death toll. Ninety-one people passed away due to the infection over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 25,094.
The total number of cases has swelled to 1,131,659 while total recoveries have increased to 1,015,519.
Another alarming aspect for Pakistan, taking into account the coronavirus pandemic, is the number of critical cases, which have surged to 5,513 with an increase of 123 during the last 24 hours.
As far as the country’s vaccination data is concerned, the NCOC said 585,104 single doses of the vaccine were administered to people in a single day on Monday while 379,809 people were provided their second vaccine jabs Monday.
In total, Pakistan has so far administered 46,456,077 doses of the vaccine.