Government’s prudent policies helped contain spread of Covid-19 variant Omicron in Pakistan as the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday reported further decline in positivity ratio.

According to the data, positivity ratio dropped down to 7.45 percent as only 3,338 new infections were detected after 44,779 tests conducted nationwide during the last 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 89,192.

The new cases, however, pushed Pakistan’s total coronavirus case count to 1,463,111.

However, after a slight decline for two days, the countrywide death rate saw a rise in deaths as 38 people lost their lives to the coronavirus during the last 24 hours. This took the coronavirus death toll to 29,516.

Moreover, 4,905 people suffering from the disease recuperated overnight, marking a significant rise in the total number of recuperations reported so far.

VACCINATION RECORD: Pakistan registered a new coronavirus vaccination record as more people follow the advice of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, who requested the Pakistanis to get vaccinated.

NCOC chief Asad Umar said that Pakistan has been setting the highest daily vaccination records for three consecutive days.

Umar, who also holds the portfolio for the planning ministry, shared that the nationwide mobile vaccination campaign, designed by the NCOC and being “implemented with the help of provinces is producing outstanding results”.

“Target is to reach all citizens to allow us to finally end all COVID-19 related restrictions,” explained Umar.

“Highest daily vaccination records set three days in a row,” tweeted Umar.

According to the NCOC, which serves as the nerve center of the government’s anti-Covid strategy, 1,740,554 doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered across the country over the last 24 hours.


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