Coronavirus pandemic has subsided in Pakistan as only 1,360 fresh cases were reportedly during the last 24 hours, the lowest since January 8, the National Command and Operation (NCOC) data showed on Monday.

On January 8, the country reported 1,345 COVID-19 infections.

The new infections were detected after 41,597 coronavirus tests were conducted countrywide in the past 24 hours.

With the decline, the positivity rate also dropped to 3.26 percent. However, the overall case count rose to 1,501,680.

Meanwhile, 31 people died due to coronavirus, taking the overall toll to 30,040.

Moreover, 1,315 patients recovered from the disease, taking the number of active cases in Pakistan to 67,672. However, 1,302 patients are still in critical care units.

As the country’s COVID-19 positivity rate goes down, the NCOC is due to review the coronavirus restrictions today (Monday) it had extended in six cities with positivity rate higher than 10 percent.

The NCOC had decided to keep the restrictions, initially imposed in cities with high disease prevalence in January, in place after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the country on February 15.


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