Pakistan sees lowest Covid-19 death count in months

Pakistan sees lowest Covid-19 death count in months

Pakistan, on Saturday, reported its lowest daily coronavirus death toll of three months, with 27 people adding to the death count in the last 24 hours.

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the number of active cases of Covid-19 in Pakistan has declined by 65 per cent in about two months. The positivity rate continues to hang around 3pc for the last two weeks.

The last lowest daily death toll due to the coronavirus was recorded on March 21 after 20 people died from the infection.

About 46,269 tests of coronavirus were conducted, in the last 24 hours, from which, as per the NCOC, 991 new coronavirus cases were detected.

The number of patients admitted to the hospitals, which was about 7,000 in the month of April, was 2,746 as of June 17. Meanwhile, 46 deaths and 1,119 cases were reported in a single day with a positivity rate of 3.01pc.

Throughout the previous two waves of the pandemic, Pakistan has crossed the figure of 50,000 active cases and the number of cases started decreasing then.

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In the first wave of the pandemic, a number of active cases exceeded the figure of 50,000 in June 2020 but started decreasing and finally came down to less than 6,000 in September last year.

Meanwhile, officials of the capital administration have observed a slight increase in the active cases here in Islamabad.

Officials said that 4,419 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours and there are 1,264 active cases in the city at present.

Besides this, a medical camp has been set up in the Police Lines headquarters by Senior Superintendent of Police Mohammad Omer Khan for vaccination of policemen, with assistance from relevant government departments.

Inspector general (IG) of Islamabad police said policemen are on the front lines in the fight against this pandemic and efforts were underway to ensure implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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