Covid positivity rate remains less than 1pc on third straight day Six more people succumb in last 24 hours

Staff Reporter

The number of daily Covid-19 cases stayed below 300 for the third consecutive day in the country, data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed Monday morning.

According to the latest statistics of the NCOC, six more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, while 240 fresh Covid-19 infections were recorded after 32,466 tests were taken across the country during the same period.

Meanwhile, Pakistan reported a coronavirus positivity rate of less than 1% for the third consecutive day as well at 0.73%.

In the last month, Pakistan has consistently reported a coronavirus positivity rate of less than 2% and less than 1,000 daily infections.

Hospitalisations and the daily death count have also dropped, indicating an overall improvement in the Covid-19 situation in Pakistan.
Covid-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 417 new infections reported on average each day.

That’s 7% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17. There have been 1,279,876 infections and 28,612 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.

Pakistan has administered at least 118,333,360 doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 27.3% of the country’s population.

During the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 1,053,302 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 42 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

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