The fourth wave of coronavirus weakened further as Pakistan reported less than 2,000 new infections and a positivity ratio below 4 percent for the second consecutive day on Monday.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) data, 1,757 new infections emerged during the last 24 hours after 48,732 tests were taken, taking the total caseload to 1,240,425 across the country.
The positivity ratio stands at 3.60 percent across the country. A day earlier, positivity rate went below 4 percent for the first time in almost four months.
The number of active cases has fallen to 50,651, with the nationwide recoveries rising to 1,162,177. The active cases have fallen consistently since more than a week. Among the active cases, 4,033 patients are under critical care.
The coronavirus claimed 31 more lives, raising the death tally to 27,597. It was the third consecutive day the country reported less than 50 deaths in single day.
Meanwhile, at least 76,141,484 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country so far. Assuming every person needs two doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 17.6 percent of the country’s population.
During the last week, Pakistan inoculated average 767,771 people daily. At that rate, it will take a further 57 days to administer enough doses for another 10 percent of the population.