Pakistan sees lowest COVID-19 deaths per day in 2021


The number of active cases recorded on Monday was 23,940. Image: File.

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) data on Monday morning showed that for the first time in the year 2021, the daily death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan is less than 10.

Nine more people have died from the corona virus in the last 24 hours across the country, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 28,386, according to the latest NCOC figures.

During the last 24 hours, 42,095 tests were performed across the country and at least 698 new infections were reported.

The country has recorded less than 700 infections a day, mostly after more than a week.

Pakistan reported a corona virus positive rate of less than 2% at 1.65% for the 10th consecutive day.

The number of active cases also continued to decline, with 23,940 recorded on Monday.

Last week, active cases in Pakistan fell below 25,000 after more than seven months, while daily corona virus infections fell to a one-year low.

COVID-19 infections are declining in Pakistan, with an average of 593 new infections reported daily. That’s 10% of the peak – the highest daily average on June 17.

Pakistan has so far given at least 100,741,762 doses of covid vaccine. Assuming that each person needs 2 doses, that is enough to vaccinate about 23.3% of the country’s population.

During the past week, an average of 657,185 doses were given daily in Pakistan. At this rate, it would take another 66 days to provide enough food for a further 10. population.

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