Record 778,000 vaccinations carried out in a day: Umar
NCOC chief says aiming to cross one million vaccination mark in a day
National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar said on Wednesday that Pakistan achieved a record Covid-19 vaccination mark with 778,000 jabs administered in a single day.
In a tweet, Umar also stated that a total of 561,000 people were administered the first dose in the Covid-19 inoculation drive.
“New target: to Inshallah cross 1 million vaccinations in a day,” the NCOC chairman added.
Yet another daily vaccination record set. Yesterday 7 lakh 78 thousand vaccinations were carried out. New record for first dose also... 5 lakh 61 thousand. New target : to inshallah cross 1 million vaccinations in a day— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) July 28, 2021
The minister observed that in Iran some 1,037 people died out of a one million population while in Nepal the number was 326, India 301, Sri Lanka 186, Afghanistan 160, and Bangladesh 113.
However, he warned that the risk was not over yet and people should therefore follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and also have themselves vaccinated against the disease.
Pakistan's tally for confirmed coronavirus cases reached 1,015,827 on Tuesday after 4,119 more cases of the deadly virus were recorded from across the country in a day.
At least 44 fatalities were also reported, taking the death toll to 23,133. According to the government's official Covid portal, about 2,898 patients were in a critical condition currently.
As many as 7,020 recoveries were also recorded, taking the tally for recoveries to 935,742.