Fifty people died due to coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours, the highest in almost four months, taking the overall toll to 29,601, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data showed on Wednesday morning.
The country last recorded that death count on October 5, 2021.
During the last 24 hours, the most deaths occurred in Sindh and Punjab. Of the 50 deaths, 24 people were reportedly on ventilators.
However, positivity ratio also increased to 8.2 percent on Tuesday from 5.34 percent recorded a day earlier.
The most recent data from the NCOC showed that 4,253 new infections were found after 51,749 COVID-19 tests were done across the country in the last 24 hours. This placed the active number of cases at 86,262.
The new cases have pushed Pakistan’s total coronavirus case count to 1,470,161.
At least 5,109 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, which means there has been a steady rise in COVID-19 recoveries and that the total number of recoveries now stands at 1,354,298.
VACCINATION: Meanwhile, Pakistan registered a new coronavirus vaccination record as more people follow the advice of Pakistan’s Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, who requested to get vaccinated.
NCOC chief Asad Umar said that Pakistan has been setting the highest daily vaccination records for three consecutive days.
Umar, 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.