Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases fall below 2,000 for the first time

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has continued to decline, with 1,897 new cases reported in the last 24 hours across the country, the lowest number of single day infections in the country in the last two months, according to data released on Tuesday by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

On July 24, Pakistan reported a total of 1,841 cases.

Following the release of the most recent NCOC figures, the country’s COVID-19 positivity rate has also decreased to its lowest level since July 11, falling to 4.10 percent, marking the lowest level since the virus’s outbreak began in the country.


The total number of cases has increased to 1,227,905 following the latest updates, while 81 deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 27,327. According to the figures, Punjab was the state with the highest number of deaths, followed by Sindh.

According to the National Coordination Office, Pakistan conducted 46,231 tests for the infection in the last 24 hours. In the meantime, at least 2,618 people have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of persons who have recovered to 1,137,656.

It is estimated that there are 62,922 current cases. The number of active cases has been steadily decreasing during the last week. There are now 4,846 individuals in critical condition among the active cases.

Pakistan had recorded another 40 deaths from COVID-19 the day before, marking the first time in more than a month that the country had recorded fewer than 50 deaths from the virus in a single day. The country had previously reported 46 deaths on August 4, making this the first time in more than a month that the country had recorded fewer than 50 deaths from the virus in a single day.

A province-by-province analysis reveals that the total number of current COVID-19 cases is 12,306 in Sindh, 18,198 in Punjab, 9,011 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,408 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 1,268 in Balochistan, 356 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 684 in Azad Kashmir.

Read more: COVID-19 incidences continue to diminish in Pakistan

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