Pakistan, which is witnessing a massive phase of the coronavirus pandemic, has recorded over 5000 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
The country’s daily coronavirus caseload has now crossed 5000 for the first time since late April, according to local media.
The NCOC, which is in charge of the country’s response to Covid-19, disclosed that 5026 people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 1,034,837.
In Pakistan, on April 29, a total of 5112 persons tested positive for the deadly disease since its outbreak in 2019.
However, 62 additional deaths were reported, extending Pakistan’s pandemic-related death count to 23,422.
Besides that, the most recent test positivity rate was 8.8 percent, up from 8.46 percent the prior 24-hour period.
Moreover, Asad Umar, the federal minister for planning and the chairman of the NCOC, tweeted that Pakistan has attained 30 million vaccines, including 934,000 on July 31.
His tweet reads
Pakistan is currently experiencing its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which is now being fueled mostly by the Delta version of SARS-CoV-2, which was discovered in India last year.
New regulations prohibiting unvaccinated individuals from traveling domestically, as well as accessing government buildings, schools, colleges, restaurants, and shopping malls, came into effect on Sunday.