Fourth Covid wave weakens in Pakistan, Receives shipment of 3.5-mn Pfizer vaccines

According to the National Command and Operation Centre's statistics data showed, Pakistan has been recording a slow decline in its daily Covid-19 numbers over the last two days, with 2,714 fresh cases reported on Wednesday morning. The positivity rate fell to 4.78 percent. The last time the country's positivity rate was less than 5 percent was on July 24. The 2,714 new cases were detected after 56,733 coronavirus tests were taken in the last 24 hours. This pushes the total number of cases to 1,212,809.

Covid-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 3,406 new infections reported on average each day. That's 58 percent of the peak - the highest daily average reported on June 17. There is a small downward trend in daily numbers, with active cases going under 80,000 for the first time since early August. In the last 24 hours, another 73 people have died of Covid-19, pushing the death toll to 26,938.  The number of active cases currently are 77,532, as per reports.

The total recoveries crossed the 1.1 million mark after 10,923 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours. As of now, some 1,108,339 patients have recovered. Pakistan has administered at least 68,227,337 doses of Covid vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that's enough to have vaccinated about 15.8 percent of the country's population.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has received another shipment of 3.5 million COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines from the United States, the US Embassy in Islamabad said Wednesday. This takes the total "number of COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the United States to Pakistan to 15.7 million," the US Embassy in Islamabad wrote on Twitter.

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