Pakistan’s daily Covid-19 case count crossed the 4,000-mark for the first time in two months on July 28 after the National Command and Operation Center reported 4,119 fresh infections.
According to the latest NCOC data, the country last recorded over 4,000 cases in a day on May 22 and 52,291 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours across the country. Of these, 4,119 came positive. Meanwhile, another 44 people lost their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the national death toll to 23,133. The positivity rate also increased again. The current rate is 7.8 percent. The total number of cases has reached 1,015,827. In addition, 7,020 patients have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 935,742 while the number of active cases is 56,952.
According to health ministry officials, earlier this week, it was reported that Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll in July had surpassed the global death rate figures. According to the data shared by the World Health Organisation, the death rate in Pakistan was between 2.30 per cent and 2.37 per cent in July. The worldwide mortality rate in July was between 2.15 percent and 2.17 percent. Health experts said non-compliance of standard operating procedures and non-vaccination could lead to an increase in the death rate.