Pakistan reports 2,988 new infections in a single day

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported 2,988 new infections in a single day on Monday, taking the total caseload to 1,207,508 as the country reported fewer cases of the infection compared to a few weeks ago.

This is the first time in more than a month that Pakistan has reported less than 3,000 coronavirus cases as on July 25, 2,819 new cases of the virus had been reported. Before this, the daily case count had mostly been hovering between the 3,000-4,000 range for a month.

According to the figures provided by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan carried out 53,158 coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours.

The positivity ratio in Pakistan stands at 5.62% as of today. Since August 24, Pakistan’s positivity rate has been under 7% on 19 out of 21 days.

The current active cases of the country stand at 90,545.

In the last 24 hours, 67 people have lost their lives to the virus, taking the death toll to 26,787, while total recoveries stand at 1,090,176.

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 3,602 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 61% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.

Pakistan has administered at least 67,342,288 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 15.5% of the country’s population.

During the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 1,111,814 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 39 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.