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Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 cases

71 more people died of COVID-19 in last 24 hours in Pakistan

By Web Desk
September 19, 2021
A healthcare worker administering the coronavirus test on a patient. Photo: file
A healthcare worker administering the coronavirus test on a patient. Photo: file

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan remained below 5% for the second consecutive day on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in the country continue to decline.

According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC), Pakistan has recorded 2,580 new coronavirus infections during the last 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally of the cases to 1,223,841.

55,027 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours out of which 2,580 returned positive, showed the NCOC’s data.

Meanwhile, 71 more people lost their lives to the virus during the same period, taking the country’s overall death toll to 27,206.

The country’s COVID-19 positivity rate now stands at 4.6%.

In addition to this, the number of total active cases stands at 63,909 in Pakistan as of today. At least 3,164 more people have recovered from Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,132,726.

A day earlier, the number of total active COVID-19 cases fell to 64,564 as 2,512 more people tested positive for the virus, while 3,610 people made full recovery from the disease.

However, Pakistan had administered at least 70,402,987 doses of COVID vaccines till September 18. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 16.3% of the country’s population.

During the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 954,803 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 46 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.