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Pakistan records a decline in COVID cases

KARACHI: Pakistan recorded 1,897 new cases of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours on Tuesday, the fewest single-day infections in the prior two months.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 positive rate has also plummeted to its lowest level since July 11, at 4.10 percent, as virus infections in the nation continue to diminish.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan’s overall number of cases has risen to 1,227,905 with the latest updates, with 81 deaths in the previous 24 hours bringing the country’s death toll to 27,327. Punjab had the highest fatalities, followed by Sindh.

According to the NCOC, Pakistan tested for the virus 46,231 times in the previous 24 hours. Meanwhile, at least 2,618 people have recovered from the infection in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,137,656.

The total number of current cases is 62,922. Over the previous week, the number of active cases has steadily decreased. There are 4,846 individuals in critical condition among the current cases.

Pakistan had recorded another 40 fatalities from COVID-19 a day earlier, marking the first time in more than a month that the country has recorded less than 50 deaths from the virus in a single day, having previously reported 46 deaths on August 4.

The total active COVID-19 cases in Sindh are 12,306, 18,198 in Punjab, 9,011 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,408 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 1,268 in Balochistan, 356 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 684 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, according to a province-by-province breakdown.

COVID- In Pakistan, 19 infections are declining, with an average of 2,642 new cases recorded each day. That is 45 percent of the peak, which was the highest day average observed on June 17.

Pakistan saw an average of 794,361 dosages each day during the most recent week recorded. At such rate, it will take an additional 55 days to deliver enough doses to cover the remaining 10% of the population.

So far, Pakistan has administered at least 73,831,778 doses of COVID vaccination. Assuming that each individual requires two doses, that would be enough to vaccinate around 17% of the country’s population.

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