Pakistan achieved a grim milestone on Monday morning as coronavirus death toll surged past 25,000.

The National Command and Operation Centre’s website reported 80 deaths during the last 24 hours, pushing the total to 25,003.

An additional 3,772 new coronavirus cases were recorded by the NCOC over the last 24 hours after taking 53,881 tests.

The positivity rate now stands at 7 percent. 

Pakistan’s total number of cases now stands at 1,127,584, with 89,919 active cases, 1,012,662 recovered and 25,003 deaths.

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 3,628 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 62 percent of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.

Pakistan has administered at least 46,456,077 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs two doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 10.7 percent of the country’s population.

During the last week, Pakistan administered an average 594,775 doses each day. At that rate, it will take a further 73 days to administer enough doses for another 10 percent 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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