Nation reports minor decrease in day by day cases, positivity rate


A minor decline in Pakistan’s daily COVID-19 cases and positivity rate was seen in the National Command and Operation Center’s latest stats issued Tuesday morning.

The country reported 1,590 new coronavirus cases and a positivity rate of three .63%.

The new cases were reported over the last 24 hours after 43,790 tests were conducted on July 12.

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

Similarly, Pakistan’s positivity rate, too, dropped each day earlier after being on an upward trend for 6 consecutive days since July 6.

At least 914,605 people have recovered thus far across Pakistan, making it a big count.

According to NCOC’s figures, the entire number of cases has reached 976,867.

In the last 24 hours, 21 people lost their lives to COVID-19, pushing the national death tally since the pandemic began to 22,618.

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

According to a province-wise breakdown, the entire cases reported in Sindh thus far are 348,385, in Punjab 348,509, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 139,593, in Islamabad Capital Territory 83,831, in Balochistan 28,321, in Gilgit-Baltistan 6,972 and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir 21,256.

A day earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan had said that the Pakistan Army could also be called in to implement coronavirus standard operating procedures.

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