The positivity rate of Coronavirus cases in Pakistan has dropped to its lowest 3.71% during the third wave of the deadly pandemic.
According to the daily data by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), as many as 1,771 new COVID-19 cases detected over the previous 24 hours. The overall country’s caseload reaches 922,824.
Statistics 1 June 21:
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 47,633
Positive Cases: 1771
Positivity % : 3.71%
Deaths : 71
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) June 1, 2021
The death toll rose up to 20,850 after 71 more people lost their lives due to the disease.
A total of 47,633 samples were tested, out of which 1,771 turned out to be positive. The positivity rate of infections was recorded at 3.71%, the NCOC said.
However, during the last 24 hours, 52,223 tests for coronavirus were performed out of which 2,117 new corona cases were detected, the test positive rate was 4.05% while the total number of corona cases reported so far has reached 921,053.
According to the latest figures, the number of coronavirus cases in Sindh is 318,579, in Punjab 340,110, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 132,822, in Balochistan 25,148, in Islamabad 81,257 and in Azad Kashmir 19,250 and in Gilgit-Baltistan cases have reached 5,588.
Earlier, the government has decided to start scheduling vaccination of registered 18 plus from Thursday the 3rd of June.
In a statement released on Twitter, Asad Omar, head of the NCOC and federal minister, said that vaccinations for people over the age of 18 would begin on June 3.
“With this step, the vaccination of all eligible age groups would be carried out. Please register as soon as possible,” the minister added.
In today's NCOC meeting it was decided to start scheduling vaccination of registered 18 plus from thursday the 3rd of june. With this step the vaccination of all eligible age groups would be carried out. Please register as soon as possible
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 31, 2021