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Pakistan reports highest daily death toll since the start of pandemic, 157 fatalities

The country's coronavirus positivity ratio is 11.27%

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Pakistan on Saturday has reported the highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic, 157 fatalities!

According to National Command Operation Center (NCOC), during the last 24 hours, 52,402 tests were conducted across the country out of which, 5,908 came out COVID-19 positive.

The country’s coronavirus positivity ratio is 11.27%.

Meanwhile, there are 86,529 active cases of coronavirus across the country with  4,682 patients reported to be in critical condition.

Pakistan’s recoveries from the coronavirus have risen to 686,488 after 4,198 people recovered from COVID-19 in the country.

Region-wise breakdown of cases and deaths is as follows:

  • Punjab: 3,073 new infections and 98 deaths
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,265 new cases  and 37 deaths
  • Sindh: 11 deaths
  • Balochistan: 112 cases and 3 deaths
  • Islamabad: 463 cases and 5 deaths
  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 134 cases, 3 deaths
  • GB: 6 cases

Pakistan to start walk-in vaccinations for citizens aged 60 to 64 from tomorrow

 

Walk-in vaccinations for citizens aged 60 to 64 will start nationwide from tomorrow, informs NCOC chief and federal minister for planning Asad Umar.

In a tweet, Asad Umar announced, “Starting tomorrow, Sunday, walk-in vaccination for those who are between 60 to 64 years old will be started. Walk-in for 65 and above has already been open. All those 60 and above who are registered go to your vaccination center and get vaccinated. Vaccination open on Sunday also.”

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.