Pakistan’s positivity rate fell to 5.50 percent as it reported 3,480 new coronavirus infections on Saturday morning.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, COVID-19 claimed 82 more lives during the last 24 hours, taking the death tally to 26,662.

A total 63,181 people were tested for coronavirus of whom 3,480 were positive. After positivity rate, hovering less than 6 percent for around 20 days, came down to 5.5 percent.

With the addition of 3,480 new cases, the total number of cases has reached 1,201,367, crossing the 1.2 million mark, while 1,082,988 people have recovered from the disease. The number of active cases is 91,717.

Pakistan has administered at least 66,456,245 doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs two doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 15.3 percent of the country’s population.

During the last week,

Pakistan administered an average 1,136,823 doses each day during the past week. At that rate, it will take a further 39 days to administer enough doses for another 10 percent of the population.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
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