Pakistan administers over half a million vaccination doses for the first time: Asad Umar

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The second batch of AstraZeneca vaccine arrives in Islamabad
The second batch of AstraZeneca vaccine arrives in Islamabad

The head of NCOC Asad Umar in a recent tweet has claimed that Pakistan for the first time crossed half a million doses of vaccination on Monday.

He while tweeting on his official Twitter handle posted, “Highest ever the first dose was also achieved yesterday with 3 lakh 90 thousand first doses administered.”

The minister vowed to increase the pace of vaccinations in the future.

“The pace will increase further inshallah,” he tweeted.

The minister’s statement comes in the wake of a slight decline in COVID-19 cases after almost a week of an uptick in the daily coronavirus case count.

The daily case count had been on an upward trend since July 7, but the country recorded a slight drop a day earlier and the downward trend continued today.

Another 21 people died of coronavirus in Pakistan in the last 24 hours, pushing the national death tally since the pandemic started to 22,618.

The NCOC revealed that 1,590 new cases had been reported in the country on Tuesday.

The latest data issued by the NCOC shows that after 43,790 tests were conducted on July 12, 1,590 people tested positive for coronavirus.

Pakistan’s positivity rate is currently 3.63%. A day earlier, Pakistan’s positivity rate, too, dropped after being on an upward trend for six consecutive days since July 6.

The total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan are currently 39,644.

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