Federal Minister of Planning Asad Umar said on Thursday that the highest number of tests of the novel coronavirus was carried out in the country in one day.
Taking to his official twitter handle, he wrote:
“Around 42,299 tests were carried out yesterday which is by far the highest ever,” he said in a tweet adding that the positivity ratio continued to be stable at below 2 percent.
He said significant build-up in COVID testing was done to carry out sentinel testing at educational institutions in order to identify early trends, if any.
Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan
According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the country reported 799 new positive cases and five deaths during the last 24 hours.
So far, as many as 3,306,515 tests for coronavirus have been carried out in the country and 308,217 cases have been confirmed as corona positive.
Out of the confirmed cases, 294,392 patients have been recovered.