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Sunday Mar 06 2022
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Web Desk

Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to lowest level in two months

By
Web Desk
Men wearing masks walk outside a market i Pakistan. Photo: Reuters/ file
Men wearing masks walk outside a market i Pakistan. Photo: Reuters/ file

  • As many as 755 new COVID-19 cases emerge overnight.
  • Only seven people succumb to coronavirus virus during last 24 hours.
  • Pakistan's active case count drops to 29,611 after new deaths and recoveries.


ISLAMABAD: The COVID-19 positivity rate in Pakistan dropped to 2%, the lowest level in the last two months as per data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Sunday morning.

The last time the positivity ratio dropped this low was on January 5 when the country reported a 1.8% positivity rate.

The latest stats show that Pakistan logged only 755 new cases of coronavirus, pushing the overall case count to 1,514,258 in a single day.

The national COVID-19 body said that the new infections were detected when it conducted 37,661 diagnostic tests countrywide during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the country's daily COVID-19 death toll fell below 10 once again as only seven people succumbed to the virus overnight, pushing the total number of deaths to 30,265.

Moreover, the active case count after the recent deaths and 886 recoveries further diminished to 29,611.