Coronavirus infections continue to decline in Pakistan with the positivity rate falling to 1.8 percent on Sunday, the first time in almost four months that the country has reported a positivity ratio below 2 percent.

Pakistan last reported a COVID-19 positivity rate of 1.9 percent on June 18.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 40,584 people were tested during the last 24 hours across Pakistan, of which 767 were positive, pushing the total caseload to 1,257,955.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus claimed 19 more lives, taking the collective death toll due to the coronavirus to 28,106.

In addition, 1,559 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,187,308. The number of active cases has reached 42,541 as of Sunday.

During the last week, Pakistan administered an average about 978,412 doses each day. At that rate, it will take a further 45 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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