In the last 24 hours, Pakistan reported 4,007 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases near 900,000 on Saturday as the country struggles to contain the third wave of Covid-19 monster.
In a day, approximately 88 more people succumbed to the virus, pushing the national tally to 20,177, according to the data provided by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Moreover, the coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan stood at 6.43% with 63,436 active cases across the country. On a positive side, 813,855 people have recovered from the virus in the country so far.
Let’s have a look on the provincial breakdown.
Sindh: The government’s official portal for Covid-19 indicates that the total number of coronavirus patients in Sindh has reached 306,707 while 4,891 people have died so far.
Punjab: The total number of COVID-19 patients is 333,057 and 9,739 people have died so far due to the virus in Punjab.
Baluchistan: The total number of patients in Balochistan is 24,413 and the death toll has reached 270.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: KP has recorded a total of 129,013 virus patients, with 3,900 deaths.
Azad Kashmir: 18,651 people have been infected with the virus and 526 people have died.
As per the decision made by the NCOC in a meeting on Friday, Pakistan has started inoculating people above 30 years of age from today as the country aims to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccination drive.
“The messages for those who are being scheduled will go out today.”Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar had said in a tweet.