Over 50m doses administered, says NCOC

Published August 28, 2021
A health worker receives a dose of Sinopharm's Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Karachi, February 8. — Reuters/File
A health worker receives a dose of Sinopharm's Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Karachi, February 8. — Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday reported 4,016 new coronavirus cases and 95 deaths in a single day across the country.

According to the data released by the NCOC, over 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to the people across the country— something that the centre considers as a milestone.

According to statistics, 62,496 coronavirus tests had been conducted across the country over the last 24 hours, of which 4,016 cases were found to be positive.

The breakdown of the total number of tests conducted over the last 24 hours, was as follows: Sindh, 21,585 tests; Punjab, 21,326 ; KPK, 10,523; Islamabad, 5,659; Balochistan, 1,460; Gilgit-Baltistan, 701; and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 1,242.

4,016 new Covid cases, 95 deaths reported in a single day

The ratio of positive cases over the last 24 hours was 6.42 per cent. The number of deaths from Covid-19 in the country has risen to 25,415 and the total number of cases has reached 11,44341.

A total of 24 people died in Sindh because of the deadly virus, 40 in Punjab, 25 in KPK, four in Islamabad, one each in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. No patient died in Balochistan because of Covid-19.

Furthermore, 3,235 patients recovered from the disease across the country over the last 24 hours, bringing to 1,026,082 the total number of people recovered from the deadly infection with a recovery ratio was 89.7 per cent.

The NCOC asked the people to continue to follow social distancing, use masks and take other precautionary measures to stop increasing transmission of Covid-19 in the country.

“Almost one million doses per day are now being administered to the people in the country. First 10 million doses were administered in 113 days, second 10 million in 28 days, third 10 million in 16 days, fourth 10 million completed in nine days and 11 million in 14 days and we achieved the target of over 50 million doses since February,” says an NCOC tweet.

Published in Dawn, August 28th, 2021

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