Covid positivity rate falls below 4%

Number active cases declines to the lowest level in two months

Our Correspondent June 03, 2021
Coronavirus Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE


Coronavirus pandemic continued its receding path as the single-day tally of fresh cases stayed below 2,000 mark for consecutive second day, while the death toll from the deadly contagion also remained less than 100, according to official data.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the nerve centre of the government’s strategy to fight Covid-19, said its daily update of the disease prevalence that the national tally of active cases also fell to 55,000 – the lowest level since April 1.

The NCOC said that during the past 24 hours, 1,843 new Covid-19 cases were detected, while and 4,047 people recovered from the disease. The positivity rate remained 3.9%. The positivity rate is determined on the basis of actual positive cases appearing in every 100 coronavirus tests.

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As of Wednesday, the national tally of active Covid-19 cases reduced to 55,052. Among them, according to the NCOC, 4,088 patients were admitted to various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities in past 24 hours, including 3,367 patients in critical care.

In the past 24 hours, 80 patients, of them 70 in hospitals, including 24 on ventilators, died, taking the nationwide death toll to 20,930. The NCOC said that most of the deaths on Tuesday, occurred in Punjab, where 45 breathed their last, followed by 16 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The country’s caseload of the disease, since it first broke out in February 2020, rose to 924,667. Of them 848,685 people have recovered from the disease so far. A total of 13,316,397 coronavirus tests had been conducted so far, including 47,183 tests on Tuesday.