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Pakistan’s Covid positive rate has dropped to 1%

KARACHI: According to data released on Tuesday, the country’s Covid positive rate has gone below 1% for the first time since March 2020.According to new data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the Covid-19 positivity ratio was 0.94 percent in the past 24 hours, with 400 positive instances out of a total of 42,373 tests done.

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Only 11 people have died as a result of the infection in the previous 24 hours.

The NCOC has also informed the public that 1,206 persons are on critical care, implying that people should be watchful and get vaccinated since the pandemic is not yet gone.
On the other hand, the Economist has produced a pre-pandemic world normality index, indicating that Pakistan is leading the world in terms of normalcy.

On the other hand, an NCOC meeting in Islamabad convened by Planning Minister Asad Umar emphasised the importance of speeding up the distribution of the second dosage of the Covid-19 vaccine to eligible persons in order to improve the population’s immunity level adequately for long-term gains.

The forum reviewed the progress of nationwide vaccination drive.

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Appreciating implementation of obligatory vaccination regime, the minister urged all the federating units to avoid complacency as the threat was still there.

Expressing satisfaction over the current stability of the epidemic curve, the forum appreciated people for their responsible compliance to non-pharmaceutical interventions that helped ensure individual as well as collective safety and well-being.

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