Pakistan on Saturday has reported 4,976 new cases and 112 COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours as the country struggles with the third wave of coronavirus.
According to statistics shared by National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), the country's nerve center for unified efforts against coronavirus, 65,279 coronavirus tests were taken, 4,976 came out positive, and 112 deaths were reported countrywide in the last 24 hours.
There are currently 4,149 critical patients of COVID-19 admitted at different hospitals in the country. And the reported positivity rate is 7.62%.
With these latest statistics, the country's total number of confirmed active cases stands at 79,108. Pakistan has so far recorded 750,158 confirmed cases, 16,094 deaths, and a total of 654,956 recoveries from the novel disease.
Most active cases are reported in Punjab (42,781) followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (13,409), and Islamabad (12,447). There are currently 7,188, 2,225, 927, and 104 active cases in Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Balochistan, and Gilgit Baltistan respectively.
Effective steps being taken to check the spread of coronavirus, says Firdous:
Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said effective steps are being taken to check the spread of coronavirus.
Talking to the media in Lahore, she said the capacity of government hospitals to deal with the corona situation is continuously improving.
She said a target has been set to vaccinate more than 20,000 citizens daily while the vaccination process of elderly people above 60 years of age is in full swing across Punjab.
She urged people to take precautionary measures against coronavirus and wear face masks.
The SACM said the registration process is underway for the vaccination of people above 50 years.
Global Covid-19 fatalities exceed 3 million:
Fatalities due to novel coronavirus globally have exceeded 3 million. The top 3 countries that have reported the most number of fatalities due to COVID-19 are the United States (579,656 deaths), Brazil (368,749 deaths), and Mexico (211,213 deaths).