Pakistan's Covid-19 positivity rate falls below 4pc

The Nation  |  Sep 26, 2021

For the last few days, the positivity rate of Covid-19 cases across the country has dropped below four percent on Sunday.

Pakistan last reported COVID-19 positivity rate at 3.9% on June 3.

According to the latest statistics by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country’s positivity rate currently stands at 3.98% as of Sunday morning.

In the last 24 hours, 44,712 tests were conducted across the country, of which 1,780 came back positive.

Statistics 26 Sep 21:

Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 44,712

Positive Cases: 1780

Positivity %: 3.98%

Deaths : 42

Patients on Critical Care: 4199

— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) September 26, 2021

Meanwhile, 42 more people succumbed to the coronavirus during the same period in the country, pushing the death toll from the virus to 27,566.

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As per the NCOC data, with the addition of 1,780 new infections, the total caseload of the country has risen to 1,238,668.

A day earlier, the number of active coronavirus cases in Pakistan had gone under 60,000 for the first time in nearly two months, official data showed Saturday morning.

The country's active number of cases had fallen to 52,042. The country last reported 59,761 active cases on July 29.

The active cases had fallen consistently for more than a week with new recoveries surpassing fresh cases reported daily. Among the active cases, 4,267 patients are under critical care.

However, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) urged people to get the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine and follow safety protocols as these are the only remedy against the potentially deadly coronavirus.

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