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Pakistan sees significant decline in COVID-19 deaths, logs 2,167 new infections in 24 hours

COVID-19 positivity rate recorded to 4.22%

By Web Desk
September 20, 2021
Pakistan reports 2,167 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours. Photo: file
Pakistan reports 2,167 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours. Photo: file  

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday recorded less than 50 daily COVID-19 deaths for the first time in over a month.

According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 40 more patients fell prey to COVID-19 during the last 24 hours in the country.

The country last reported 46 deaths on August 4.

51,348 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, out of which 2,167 returned positive. The COVID-19 positivity rate fell to 4.22%.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country so far has reached 27,246 and the total number of cases has reached 1,226,008, while 1,135,038 people have recovered from the virus so far.

The number of active cases stands at 63,724. The active cases have fallen consistently over the last week. Among the active cases, 4,840 patients are under critical care.

According to a province-wise breakdown, the total active COVID-19 cases stand at 29,761 in Sindh, 22,484 in Punjab, 7,075 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,829 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 329 in Balochistan, 204 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,042 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 2,760 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 47% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.

Pakistan has administered at least 72,986,511 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 16.9% of the country’s population.

During the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 837,507 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 52 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.