The fourth wave of coronavirus in Pakistan is attaining dangerous proportions again as the number of “active cases” crossed 90,000 mark on Tuesday.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, Pakistan’s active coronavirus cases today reached 91,046 after 4,075 new cases of the virus were detected during the last 24 hours. 

This is the highest number of active cases in the country since April 29 when 91,547 people were recorded as having COVID-19 infection.

Pakistan tested 59,943 people for the coronavirus on Monday of which 4,075 people tested positive. The coronavirus positivity rate, compared to Monday, has slightly declined from 7 percent to 6.79 percent.Ninety-one people died due to the infection during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 25,094. 

The total number of cases have swelled to 1,131,659 while total recoveries have increased to 1,015,519. 

Another alarming aspect for Pakistan is the number of critical cases, which have surged to 5,513 with an increase of 123 during the last 24 hours. 

As far as the vaccination drive is concerned, the NCOC said 585,104 single doses of the vaccine were administered in a single day on Monday while 379,809 people were given their second vaccine jabs. 

Pakistan has so far administered 46,456,077 doses of the vaccine.


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