People buy garments after the government relaxed the weeks-long lockdown that was enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, at a market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The fourth wave of coronavirus subdued further in Pakistan as it reported less than two thousand five hundred new cases a day and a positivity ratio below 5 percent on Wednesday.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 2,333 new infections were diagnosed during the last 24 hours after 51,139 tests, taking the total to 1,230,238 across the country.

The positivity ratio stands at 4.56 percent across the country. The number of active cases has reached 61,947, with the nationwide recoveries rising to 1,140,917. The active cases have fallen consistently since more than a week. Among the active cases, 4,641 patients are under critical care.

At least 47 more people succumbed to coronavirus, raising the national death tally to 27,374, as per the NCOC stats.

A day earlier, Pakistan reported the lowest number of single day infections in the last two months at 1,897 new cases. The country last reported a similar daily case count at 1,841 on July 24.

Pakistan has administered at least 74,837,117 doses of coronavirus vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs two doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 17.3 percent of the country’s population.

During the last week, Pakistan administered an average 784,687 doses daily. At that rate, it will take a further 56 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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