COVID-19: Pakistan records less than 7% positivity rate

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COVID-19: Pakistan records less than 7% positivity rate

For the sixth day in a row, Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity rate was less than 7%, according to official statistics released Tuesday morning.

In the past 24 hours, 52,314 COVID-19 tests were performed throughout the country, with 3,316 of them returning positive, according to the National Command and Operation Centre. Since August 29, the country has had less than 4,000 daily infections nine out of ten days.

The percentage of positive cases in the previous 24 hours, according to the official site, was 6.33 percent. On 13 of the 15 days since August 24, Pakistan’s positivity rate has been below 7%.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 26,330 individuals in the country, after 98 people died from the virus, bringing the overall number of cases to 1,186,234.

Furthermore, in the past 24 hours, 3,270 patients have recovered from COVID-19 across the country, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 1,067,589, with 92,315 ongoing cases.

Pakistan is reporting an average of 3,805 new infections each day, which is 65 percent more than the peak – the highest daily average since June 17.

So far, Pakistan has given out at least 61,724,580 doses of COVID vaccination. Assuming that each individual requires two doses, it would be enough to vaccinate 14.3 percent of the country’s population.

Pakistan gave an average of 1,204,828 dosages per day over the latest week reported. At this pace, administering enough dosages for another 10% of the population will take another 36 days.

The National Highways and Motorway Police reportedly imposed a ban on the entry of public service vehicles on the M4 section to control the spread of Covid-19.

A spokesperson of the motorways authority told the media that private light traveling vehicles are allowed to enter, adding that freight vehicles will also be exempted from the ban.

The M4 is a north-south motorway in Pakistan that connects the cities of Faisalabad and Multan. The 309 km motorway also connects to the M2, M3, and M5 motorways.

The official said that the ban has been imposed in light of the directives issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The latest curbs come a day after educational institutions were closed in cities with higher Covid-19 positivity rates across the country.

For the fourth day in a row, Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity rate was less than 7%, according to official statistics released Saturday morning.

In the past 24 hours, 64,053 COVID-19 tests were performed across the country, with 3,980 of them returning positive, according to the National Command and Operation Centre. This week, the country has seen an average of fewer than 4,000 daily infections.

The percentage of positive cases in the previous 24 hours, according to the official site, was 6.21 percent. Pakistan’s positivity rate has been below 7% on 10 of the last 12 days since August 24.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 26,114 individuals in the country, after 79 people died from the virus, bringing the overall number of cases to 1,175,558.

Pakistan is reporting an average of 3,885 new infections each day, which is 66 percent more than the peak – the highest daily average since June 17.

So far, the country has sent out at least 59,384,758 doses of the COVID vaccine. Assuming that each individual requires two doses, it will be enough to vaccinate 13.7 percent of the country’s population.

Pakistan gave an average of 1,072,051 dosages per day over the latest week reported. At this pace, administering enough dosages for another 10% of the population will take another 41 days.

Read more: https://pakobserver.net/covid/

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