Pakistan recorded 40 deaths related to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the national death tally to 12,066.
According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), at least 1,008 fresh infections were reported in a single day.
In the past 24 hours, as many as 1,441 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 1,797 patients are still in critical condition.
The total count of active cases is 31,510 and positivity rate stands at 3.19 per cent.
According to NCOC, with fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 556,519.
A total of 31,509 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 512,943 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 8,256,378 samples have been tested thus far.
On Monday this week, Pakistan Army became the world’s first foreign military to receive a coronavirus vaccine donation from the Chinese military, but decided to donate it to the national vaccine drive, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“People’s Liberation Army (PLA), People’s Republic of China has donated COVID-19 vaccine for Pakistan Armed Forces,” said the ISPS in a statement.
The ISPR said that the army will not keep the vaccine for themselves, but instead contribute to the national vaccine drive.
The ISPR said that the contribution was done to keep with the “Pakistan Armed Forces’ traditional spirit of nation comes first, always and every time”.
The military’s media wing said that the vaccines will be administered to front line healthcare workers across Pakistan “who are real heroes fighting against the pandemic and saving precious lives”.