ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar has confirmed that Pakistan has successfully achieved the lowest positivity ratio since the government started measuring Covid-19.
While the national positivity rate of Covid-19 cases dropped to 1.34 per cent, according to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the country reported 516 more infections and 13 patients died in the last 24 hours.
Statistics 27 Oct 21:— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) October 27, 2021
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 38,430
Positive Cases: 516
Positivity %: 1.34%
Deaths : 13
Patients on Critical Care: 1445
The data of the NCOC showed that as of October 27, the number of tests conducted in the country during the last 24 hours was 38,430. As many as 516 positive cases were reported across the country.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Umar, who also heads the NCOC that oversees the pandemic response in the country, announced that Pakistan now “has the lowest patients on critical care and daily mortality in a year. [The ] positive impact of vaccination showing but vaccination drive must continue.”
“Globally 7,500 [people have] died of Covid-19 yesterday,” added Umar.
Alhamdulillah we now have lowest positivity ratio since we started measuring covid. Also have lowest patients on critical care & lowest daily mortality in a year. Positive impact of vaccination showing but vaccination drive must continue. Globally 7,500 died of covid yesterday.— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 27, 2021
Last week, Umar had stressed the need for meeting the vaccination targets to avoid the fifth wave of Covid-19.
In a tweet, the minister had said that if a large number of people remain unvaccinated, we remain vulnerable despite a sharp decline in cases.
In a tweet, the minister, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), said if a large number of people remain unvaccinated, we remain vulnerable despite a sharp decline in cases.
“To ensure there is no fifth wave of Covid, we have to meet vaccination targets set.”