Pakistan’s Covid-19 positivity rate declines below 3 percent this year

Jun 08 2021 03:07 PM
Pakistan’s Covid-19 positivity rate declines below 3 percent this year

Islamabad: Amid stringent measures and a vaccination drive gaining momentum against coronavirus, Pakistan has reported a Covid positivity rate below 3 percent for the first time in 2021, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Tuesday.

According to the data from the NCOC, the country conducted 46,882 tests on Monday across the country bringing out 1,383 new cases with a positivity rate of 2.95 percent.

In March and April this year, the country witnessed a positivity ratio of over 11 percent for several times, leading the government to impose strict measures, including the closure of educational institutes, markets, public parks, wedding halls, restaurants, public transport and all other large gatherings.

With the start of May, the positivity rate dropped to below 10 per cent and it went down to below 5 percent on May 22 and finally fell to below 3 percent on Monday, according to the data from the NCOC.

Pakistan's overall number of cases rose to 935,013, including 867,447 recoveries since February last year when the country reported its first Covid infection. There is a total of 46,190 active cases across the country, including 3,196 those who are in critical condition.

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