Pakistan reports COVID positivity rate of less than 4% for sixth consecutive day
- Pakistan has carried out 52,427 tests in the past 24 hours, of which 1,629 have come back positive.
- Positive cases for the coronavirus in the country stand at 932,140.
- Pakistan reports 76 deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 21,265.
For the sixth day in a row, Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate remained below 4% as signs indicated that the third wave of the coronavirus was subsiding.
Data released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) showed Pakistan performed 52,427 tests in the past 24 hours, of which 1,629 returned positive.
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Pakistan’s positivity rate stands at 3.1%, according to new data, while positive coronavirus cases in the country have climbed to 932,140.
The country has also reported 76 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 21,265.
Schools in districts with low coronavirus positivity may reopen Monday: NCOC
As coronavirus cases decline, the National Command and Operation Center has given the green light to reopen all educational institutions in districts with low coronavirus positivity rates starting Monday (tomorrow).
The NCOC, in the statement, did not specify what it considers a low positivity ratio, but last month it said educational institutions in districts where the ratio was below 5% could reopen.
The forum also reported that a special Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane had landed in the country with one million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Read more: At 3.58%, Pakistan records lowest coronavirus positivity rate in three months
The body, which is leading Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19, said the government was expanding its mass vaccination campaign with a timely vaccine supply.
“In June, Pakistan will receive a total of 11 million doses of Sinopharm, CanSino and Sinovac vaccines.”