Pakistan Covid-19 positivity rate less than 2%, lowest in four months

Oct 10, 2021: Pakistan has reported 19 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,257,955.

Pakistan continues to report a decline in new coronavirus infections, with the positivity rate falling to 1.8% Sunday, which makes it the first time in almost four months that the country has reported a positivity ratio below 2%.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) latest statistics, 40,584 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours across Pakistan, out of which 767 came back positive, pushing the total caseload to 1,257,955.

Pakistan last reported a COVID-19 positivity rate of 1.9% on June 18.

The nationwide tally of total pandemic fatalities has jumped to 28,106 on Sunday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 767 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 19 more people succumbed to the virus across Pakistan on Saturday, taking the collective death toll due to the coronavirus to 28,106.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 12,780 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 7,484 in Sindh 5,636 in KP, 931 in Islamabad, 739 in Azad Kashmir, 350 in Balochistan, and 186 in GB.

Furthermore 462,466 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 435,882 in Punjab 175,735 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 106,113 in Islamabad, 34,339 in Azad Kashmir, 33,072 in Balochistan and 10,348 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

In addition to this, 1,559 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours across Pakistan, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,187,308. The number of active cases has reached 42,541 as of Sunday.

During the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 978,412 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 45 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

The number of total administered doses has reached to 89,719,686 with 1,052,572 in the last 24 hours.

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