Pakistan records lowest Covid positivity ratio

News Desk
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded the lowest Covid positivity ratio of 1.34 per cent during the 24 hours leading to Wednesday since the country started measuring national positivity rate amid decline in per day positive cases, disease trend and death rate.

In a Twitter post, Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), said on Wednesday that Pakistan currently also had the lowest patients on critical care and lowest daily mortality record in a year.

He highlighted that the positive trend was the impact of vaccination, but urged that the vaccination drive must continue. “Positive impact of vaccination showing but vaccination drive must continue. Globally 7,500 died of Covid yesterday,” he wrote.

According to the latest figures issued by the NCOC, some 38,430 tests were conducted across the country during the last 24 hours with 516 more people tested positive for the contagious disease.

Coronavirus claimed 13 lives during the last 24 hours taking the toll of national fatalities to 28,405. There were 1,487 infected patients under treatment in critical condition in various Covid-dedicated healthcare facilities across the country.