COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 869 new infections reported on average each day. Photo: Geo.tv/ file
COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:The lowest death rate recorded in the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan recorded 20 additional coronavirus fatalities on Tuesday morning, the lowest number of deaths from the virus in a single day since the fourth wave began in July.

As Pakistan grapples with the fourth wave of the epidemic, the number of coronavirus deaths and infections has been progressively reducing.

The 20 reported deaths on Tuesday are the fewest in more than three and a half months. Previously, on June 28, the government reported 20 deaths from the virus in a single day.

According to the National Command and Operation Center’s (NCOC) most recent COVID-19 figures, 43,786 coronavirus tests were performed across the country in the last 24 hours, with 603 persons testing positive.

The country’s current positivity rate is 1.37 percent.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country has reached 28,300, the total number of cases has reached 1,265,650, and 1,211,710 people have recovered from the virus. There are presently 25,640 active cases.

The most deaths happened in Punjab in the recent 24 hours, followed by Sindh. Six of the 20 patients who died were on ventilators.

The number of active cases in Sindh is 13,798, 18,244 in Punjab, 7,535 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,583 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 772 in Balochistan, 564 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 290 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, according to a provincial breakdown.

In Pakistan, COVID-19 infections are declining, with an average of 869 new cases reported each day. That’s 15% of the peak, which was the highest daily average reported on June 17.

So far, Pakistan has provided at least 93,551,193 doses of COVID vaccination. Assuming that each individual requires two doses, that would be enough to vaccinate approximately 21.6 percent of the country’s population.

Pakistan provided an average of 918,586 dosages per day during the most recent week reported. At that lowest death rate recorded, it will take a another 48 days to provide enough doses to cover the remaining 10% of the population.

  • During the fourth coronavirus wave, Pakistan has the lowest daily coronavirus mortality toll.
  • The NCOC has reported 20 fresh fatalities. Prior to this, the country last reported 20 deaths in a single day on June 28, more than three and a half months ago.
  • The country’s optimism rate is at 1.37 percent.