Coronavirus positivity rate plunges to 3.10pc

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Staff Reporter

Pakistan on Sunday reported a little over three percent coronavirus positivity rate for the sixth consecutive day whereas the country recorded 76 deaths and 1,629 infections during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The country reported a positivity rate of 3.10 percent as of Sunday.
The Covid-19 death toll has now climbed up to 21,265 after adding the 76 fatalities of the last 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 1,629 new infections surfaced whereas 52,427 samples were tested during this period.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 climbed to 932,140 after 1,629 people tested positive for the virus. As many as 3,452 patients were in critical care in various hospitals across the country.

On Saturday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan had said that the coronavirus restrictions will not be eased till all citizens are vaccinated against Covid-19. The SAPM in a video message had said that coronavirus restrictions will be eased once citizens start getting themselves inoculated.

Dr Faisal Sultan had said that the country is reporting a decline in Covid-19 cases and the coronavirus positivity ratio has dropped to below 4 percent.

“The coronavirus positivity rate has dropped considerably because of the effective government measures in tackling the deadly third wave of coronavirus,” he added.

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