COVID-19 daily infections are about 69% of what they were during Pakistan’s peak in July

The number of patients recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan exceeded one million on Friday as the death toll goes up to almost 25,000.

Data from the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) shows that the infection tally 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 number of patients who are currently ill stands at 89,673, which is the highest since May 2 when the country recorded 89,661 active cases.

The NCOC counted 1,002,430 recovered cases after 3,027 more survivors were recorded. 

Meanwhile, 70 more people lost their lives to the disease, raising the death toll to 24,783. 

The daily positivity rate is 6.23% out of 51,982 tests as of August 20th.

The recommended rate by the World Health Organization is below 5%, since high numbers may mean high transmission.

According to Reuters, the average number of new infections reported each day in Pakistan rose by more than 940 over the last three weeks.

Pakistan averaged about 716,137 vaccine doses administered each day and is on the road to administer doses to another 10% of the population.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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