In Pakistan, 86 additional individuals have died in the past 24 hours as a result of the ongoing fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total death toll to over 24,000 people.
In the past 24 hours, 49,506 COVID-19 tests were performed throughout the nation, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). 3,884 of them were found to be positive.
The NCOC reports that the positivity rate is currently at 7.84 percent.
The number of fatalities from COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 24,000, with 24,004 cases reported, bringing the overall number of cases to 1,075,504.
Furthermore, 2,669 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 967,073, with 84,427 ongoing cases.
Pakistan on Monday received one million COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (Ag-RDT) kits donated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Special Assistant to PM ON Health Dr. Faisal Sultan received the kits at a ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, the special assistant said that the assistance from the US is a “reflection of warm relations between the two countries.”
USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen said that the rapid test kits would strengthen Pakistan’s quick diagnosis system, as well as curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Dr. Sultan thanked USAID for providing the Ag-RDT kits to Pakistan. A plane was mobilized to bring the kits from the US brought to Pakistan.
Pakistan has so far received the aid of over $40 million, including medical and technical equipment on account of COVID-19 response assistance since the pandemic erupted.
Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan
According to NCOC, Pakistan’s daily COVID-19 numbers have been slightly decreasing over the past three days, with 4,040 new cases recorded on Monday.
The positivity rate has dropped to 7.54 per cent, according to the NCOC’s latest statistics.
After 53,528 COVID-19 tests were performed in the past 24 hours, 4,040 additional cases were discovered. The overall number of cases now stands at 1,071,620.
Although there is a little decreasing trend in daily numbers, active cases continue to rise, with the most recent total of 83,298 cases.
Another 53 people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Pakistan reported 95 COVID-19 fatalities two days earlier, the greatest single-day toll during the pandemic’s current fourth wave.
So far, 964,404 patients have recovered, while 23,918 people have died.
Overall, coronavirus infections in Pakistan haven’t decreased much, although Sindh’s lockdown has been lifted as of today. The Sindh government has issued revised COVID-19 restrictions that would run till August 31.