Pakistan’s daily COVID-19 death toll drops below 10

In this file photo from Tuesday, July 6, 2021, a health worker prepares a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Islamabad: Pakistan reported nine deaths from COVID-19 on Monday in the past 24 hours. This is the first time in the current year that the daily death toll in the country has fallen below 10.

The last time Pakistan reported 10 daily deaths was on November 8, 2020.

According to the National Command & Operation Center (NCOC), of the nine victims, five were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), three in Sindh and one in Punjab.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 1.65% on Monday, with the country reporting 698 cases of COVID-19 after 42,095 tests in the past 24 hours.

NCOC data reveals that 666 people have recovered from the deadly virus and the nation’s recovery rate was still 95.9%. There are currently 23,940 active cases of COVID-19 while the country’s toll from COVID-19 has reached 23,940 after nine victims.

Punjab campaign to vaccinate 1 million people begins

The government of Punjab on Monday launched a special vaccination campaign targeting 1 million citizens every day. The mega campaign will continue until November 12, and according to Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, 18,000 teams from the health department will participate in the vaccination campaign.

In a social media post, the Chief Minister of Punjab called on the people of the province to come forward and be part of the Reach Every Door (RED) vaccination campaign.

According to the Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Department (PSHD), 14,000 new vaccination centers will be created throughout the province as well as mobile teams that will visit each neighborhood and village to socially mobilize and convince the public to be vaccinated.


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