COVID-19: Pakistan reports over 3,000 cases in 24 hours

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COVID-19: Pakistan reports over 3,000 cases in 24 hours

In the past 24 hours, Pakistan has confirmed 3,613 new COVID-19 cases, maintaining its trend of reporting less than 4,000 daily infections for the fourth day in a row.

According to the latest statistics from Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Centre, 3,613 additional cases were identified overnight after 57,131 tests were conducted.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,182,918 positive cases.

The positive rate, according to the NCOC, is 6.32 percent. Since August 24, the country has had a positivity rate of less than 7% for 12 of the 14 days.

In the meanwhile, the country has recorded 57 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 26,232.

3,438 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 1,064,319. There are currently 92,367 active cases.

Pakistan is reporting an average of 3,832 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 59,384,758 doses of COVID-19 vaccination. 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.

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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