Minister says 35% vaccinated with at least one dose

Web DeskWeb Editor

01st Sep, 2021. 02:40 pm

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Wednesday said that 35 per cent of national eligible population had received at least one dose of anti-Covid vaccine.

Taking to Twitter, the minister gave a province-wise break up saying Islamabad was at 69 per cent vaccinated, Azad Kashmir 51 per cent, Gilgit-Baltistan 39 per cent, Punjab 37 per cent, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 35 per cent, Sind 32 per cent and Balochistan 12 per cent.

In another tweet the minister stated that the government had set targets for 24 major cities across Pakistan.

“Partial vaccination 60 per cent and full vaccination 40 per cent of the eligible population,” he said adding that these were ‘tough’ targets, specially for full vaccination but achievable with a focused effort and high quality execution.

With respect to the daily vaccination, the minister informed that single-day vaccination crossed one and a half million for the first time as yesterday 1.59 million vaccinations were carried out.

“Both first dose and second dose vaccinations yesterday were highest ever with 1 million 71 thousand and 519 thousand respectively,” he added.

Covid tally

The national tally of total deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded 101 on Wednesday with 3,559 more positive cases reported from across the country during the last 24 hours.

Out of the 101 patients, 92 of whom were under treatment in hospital and nine out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

As many as 93, 901 active Covid-19 cases were recorded in Pakistan as of September 01.

During the last 24 hours most of the deaths had occurred in Punjab followed by Sindh.

Out of the total 101 deaths during last 24 hours, 40 of the deceased had died on ventilators during their treatment.


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