Pakistan reported 6,047 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours with below 10 percent positivity ratio for second successive day, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data showed Wednesday morning.
Though the number of infections was up from 5,327 a day earlier, positivity rate stood at 9.9 per cent. On February 1, the positivity rate was 9.65 percent.
The coronavirus claimed 29 more lives, pushing the nationwide death toll to 29,330.
According to NCOC, 61,190 people were tests nationwide on February 1.
Since early January, the country’s number of active case seen a constant rise, taking the count from 15,192 on January 8 to 102,103 on February 2.
With new infections, Pakistan’s confirmed case count went up to 1,436,413,
Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan wanted the public to stop being lazy and get a booster shot if they haven’t already, as Pakistan continues its battle against the Omicron-driven fifth COVID-19 wave.
He urged people to get their COVID-19 booster shots if six months had passed since they got their second vaccination dose.
“Scientific data has shown that people need an additional dose of the vaccine despite being fully vaccinated for protection against COVID-19 if six months and over have passed,” Dr Sultan said at a meeting of the NCOC in Islamabad.
He said that earlier, the NCOC was only asking people to get the booster dose, but now it is recommending it again based on scientific evidence.