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Pakistan’s daily COVID-19 case counts show signs of downward slope

Pakistan records 3,084 cases over last 24 hours after 53,770 tests taken, NCOC’s daily stats show.
Country records 65 deaths from infection.
Number of active patients are at 89,044, Positivity Rate @ 5.73%.

ISLAMABAD: Despite an additional 3,084 positive coronavirus cases recorded on Saturday, Pakistan is witnessing signs of a slow downward slope in the daily number of case and death counts.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s COVID-19 dashboard, Pakistan recorded 3,084 cases over the last 24 hours after 53,770 tests were taken.

Meanwhile, 65 more people lost their lives to the disease over the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate, too, dipped and now stands at 5.73%. The last time Pakistan reported a positivity rate of less than 6% was a month ago on July 24 at 4.89%.

The number of active or currently ill patients are at 89,044. 

The NCOC counted 1,006,078 total recoveries. A day earlier, the number of patients who had recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan exceeded one million.

The infection tally also rose to 1,116,886 with 3,239 new cases reported over the last 24 hours after 51,982 COVID-19 tests were conducted, the NCOC stats showed.

The number of active or currently ill patients are at 89,673, which is the highest since May 2 when the country recorded 89,661 active cases.

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 3,853 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 66% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.

Ahmed Mukhtar Naqshbandi

Media person and communication expert for over 25 years. Worked with Dow Jones News, World Bank, CNBC Pakistan, Aaj TV, ARY TV, Abbtakk TV, Business Recorder, Pakistan Observer, Online News Network, TTI Magazine and other local and world Publications.

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