The COVID-19 has claimed 21 more lives in Pakistan, pushing the country’s virus tally to 976,867.
According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the nationwide death toll currently stands at 22,618 after the latest inclusion of the fatalities.
1,590 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
The total number of tests conducted so far in the country stands at 15,152,403 after 43,790 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours.
The infection rate slightly dropped to 3.63 per cent from yesterday’s 3.84%
There are a total of 39,644 active cases in the country at present as 732 more people recuperated from the disease overnight, taking the number of recovered people to 914,605.
Yesterday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan had said that Pakistan was facing the fourth COVID wave and urged the public to adopt SOPs and get vaccinated.
In a virtual media briefing, the health minister had said that there is a surge in COVID cases in the country as they face the fourth wave. “Public should strictly follow COVID SOPs,” he said.