ISLAMABAD: The number of new COVID-19 infections continues to drop in Pakistan as the country Saturday recorded less than 60,000 active cases of the virus for the first time in almost two months.
The country last reported 59,761 active cases on July 29.
According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan recorded 52,042 active cases today morning. However, among the active cases, 4,267 patients are under critical care.
During the last 24 hours, 2,060 new cases were reported after 44,958 tests were taken across the country, pushing the nationwide tally of the infections to 1,236,888.
As per the NCOC data,10,928 more people recovered from COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, while 42 people succumbed to the COVID-19 infection during the same period.
The COVID-19 death toll as of now stands at 27,524.
The country’s COVID-19 positivity rate now stands at 4.58%. Pakistan has been reporting a positivity rate below 5% for the last eight days.
COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 2,297 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 39% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.
Pakistan has administered at least 76,141,484 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 17.6% of the country’s population.
During the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 767,771 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 57 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.
Two separate cases were registered against the students of SKIMS hospital and residents of GMC as per BJP's orders
The DG ISI's appointment notification had been awaited for the past few weeks; Lt Gen Anjum to take charge on Nov 20
The FM will present Pakistan's viewpoint at the meeting on the current situation in Afghanistan
Pakistan and China have called on the world to provide immediate humanitarian and economic assistance to the people of...
Six people lost their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours
“I think it would serve us well to have such a conversation and, you know when we have these conversations, they are...