ISLAMABAD: The number of new COVID-19 infections in Pakistan continues to decline as less than 60,000 active cases of the virus were recorded in the country on Saturday for the first time in almost two months.
The country last reported 59,761 active cases on July 29.
According to the latest figures from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 52,042 active cases were recorded in Pakistan this morning. However, in active cases, 4,267 patients are under critical care.
During the last 24 hours, 2,060 new cases were reported after taking 44,958 tests across the country, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 1,236,888.
According to the NCOC, 10,928 more people have recovered from Covid 19 in the last 24 hours, while 42 people have died from Covid 19 infection in the same period.
The death toll in Cove 19 has risen to 27,524 so far.
The country’s Kwid 19 positive rate is now 4.58%. Pakistan has been reporting a positive rate of less than 5% for the last eight days.
COVID-19 infections are declining in Pakistan, with an average of 2,297 new infections being reported every day. That’s 39 percent of the peak – the daily average reported on June 17.
Pakistan has so far given at least 76,141,484 doses of covid vaccine. Assuming that each person needs 2 doses, which is enough to vaccinate 17.6% of the country’s population.
During the last reported week, an average of 76,677,771 doses were given daily in Pakistan. At this rate, it will take another 57 days to provide adequate food for a further 10. population.