Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 5%, the lowest in three months

Pakistan on Monday (today), reported its lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in almost three months at 4.05 %.

As per the NCOC statistics, a total of 52,223 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 2,117 came back positive with a positivity rate of 4.05 %.

This is the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate recorded in the country in almost three months.

Pakistan’s total COVID-19 tally stands at 921,053 cases with 20,779 deaths so far. A total of 841,241 people have recovered from the novel virus whereas 3,947 are still in critical condition.

Punjab Health Minister – Yasmeen Rashid, has expressed satisfaction over decreasing COVID-19 cases in Punjab as a result of strict COVID-19 SOPs and ongoing mass inoculation drive.

Due to implementation of SOPs and mass vaccination, the chain of transmission can be interrupted significantly as the number of cases will decrease as more and more people are inoculated against COVID-19 coronavirus, said the provincial health minister.

Lahore’s COVID-19 positivity ratio has dropped down to 1.5 %, noted Yasmeen Rashid.

She also apprised that around 3.5 million people have been vaccinated in Punjab with 150,000 people being vaccinated on a daily basis.

It is to be noted that physical classes for grade 10 and 12 have been recommenced from today in Punjab and Islamabad due to improved COVID-19 situation.