Pakistan reports major decrease in Covid cases, sees lowest positivity rate in 8 months

ISLAMABAD: The rate of Covid-19 cases in Pakistan has dropped dramatically in the last 24 hours, with the country reporting a positivity rate of 1.69%, which is the lowest rate in eight months.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC), daily statistics from Tuesday morning, 39,017 tests for COVID-19 were conducted out across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 663 returned positive, while 27 people lost their lives to the virus.

Meanwhile, several people complained of errors in vaccination data and expressed fears this might become a problem for them in future. However, an official of the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) claimed that over 13 million doses had been administered and only a few hundred persons faced problems regarding data entry.

A total of 949,838 cases have been detected so far. According to a province-wise breakdown, 19,979 were detected in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 26,673 in Balochistan, 5,827 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 82,394 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 137,147 in KP, 345,141 in Punjab and 332,677 in Sindh.

One day prior, Pakistan’s Covid death tally surpassed the 22,000 landmark after 30 fatalities were reported Monday morning.

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