Pakistan reported 141 deaths – the highest number of casualties in a day since May 4 –as fourth wave of coronavirus seems to be getting out of control.

According to figures issued by National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Wednesday morning, on May 4, the coronavirus claimed 161 lives, the highest number of deaths in a single day.

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 now stands at 25,220.

Another 4,199 people tested positive during the past 24 hours after 61,410 tests, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,135,858.

Meanwhile, data from the NCOC showed that the positivity rate now stands at 6.83 percent.

In the last 24 hours, 3,915 patients have recovered from COVID-19 across the country, after which the total number of those who have recovered has reached 1,019,434 while the number of active cases is 91,204.

According to a Reuters survey, COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 3,765 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 64 percent of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.

Pakistan has administered at least 47,802,106 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 past week, Pakistan administered about 594,775 doses on average 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.
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