ISLAMABAD: The corona virus has claimed 17 more lives in Pakistan in the last 24 hours, with a slight increase in the number of daily deaths that remained mostly single-digit this week.
According to data released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) on Friday, 45,093 corona viruses were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 659 tested positive.
The positive ratio remained below 2% at 1.46%. This is the 12th consecutive day that the positive rate of corona virus in Pakistan is less than 2%.
In addition, 931 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in a 24-hour period across the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,220,105.
Since the onset of the epidemic in 2020, 1,271,687 infections and 28,431 corona virus-related deaths have been reported in the country. This brings the total number of active cases to 23,151.
COVID-19 infections are declining in Pakistan, with an average of 600 new infections being reported daily. That’s 10% of the peak – the highest daily average reported on June 17.
Pakistan has so far given at least 102,067,945 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Assuming that each person needs two doses, that is enough to vaccinate about 23.6% of the country’s population.
During the past week, an average of 633,560 doses were given daily in Pakistan. At this rate, it will take another 69 days to provide adequate food for another 10% of the population.