Pakistan reports less than 4,000 COVID-19 daily infections for the first time since April 5

On Tuesday, Pakistan posted less than 4,000 daily COVID-19 cases, with the positivity rate falling to 8.9%.

The coronavirus positivity ratio had remained above 9% in recent weeks, and had also reached 10%, but it has now begun to decline.

According to the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC), 161 people have died as a result of the coronavirus, and 3,377 new cases have been identified after 37,587 checks around the world in the last 24 hours.

These new deaths and events bring the total number of casualties and cases to 18,310 and 837,523, respectively.

This is the first time in recent days that the coronavirus positivity score has dropped below 9%.

The number of regular deaths had fallen to 79 on Monday, but had risen to 161 on Tuesday.

Asad Umar, Minister of Planning and Chairman of the NCOC, also noted in a tweet that stricter implementation mechanisms, including military deployment, have resulted in a major increase in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) implementation.

In a week, Pakistan’s national average compliance increased from 34% to 68%, according to Umar, who added that everyone needed to maintain and increase this level of compliance, particularly before Eid.

Vaccination of 40-year-olds starts

Pakistan has begun vaccinating people above 40 years in order to inoculate over 70 million people in the current year.

Dr. Faisal Sultan, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health, declared at a press conference that the country had concluded deals with various foreign companies to purchase 30 million coronavirus vaccines in the first half of 2021.

The government’s target, according to Dr. Sultan, is to vaccinate 70 million citizens by the end of the year.“We aim to vaccinate 70 million people while the population eligible for getting vaccinated in Pakistan is 100 million,” said Dr.Faisal Sultan.

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