Coronavirus positivity rate falls to 1.9pc, lowest so far this year

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Pakistan has reported the lowest coronavirus positivity rate so far this year. During the last 24 hours, the positivity rate was recorded as 1.9 percent, Geo News reported.

For the last two weeks, the positivity rate has hovered at around 3%. According to the National Command and Operation Centre, 54,647 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 1,043 samples came back positive.

The country reported another 39 deaths from coronavirus, the NCOC report showed.

According to the official portal, the rate of positive cases of coronavirus in the country has dropped to 1.9 percent.

The total number of deaths from Covid-19 in the country so far has reached 21,913 and the total number of cases has reached 946,227, while 888,505 people have recovered from the virus so far. The active number of cases currently stands at 35,809.

Earlier this week, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Pakistan came down to less than 40,000 for the first time since March 24. On March 24, the number of active cases was 37,985.

COVID-19 VACCINE SHORTAGE HITS SINDH:

Amid the Sindh government’s escalated vaccination campaign, several parts of the province, including Hyderabad, ran short of vaccines a day earlier.

According to the Sindh Health Department, 40 percent of the vaccination centres in Hyderabad and parts of lower Sindh were temporarily closed due to the unavailability of vaccines.

Meanwhile, the remaining vaccination centres only facilitated those who were visiting to get the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Per the Sindh Health Department, the shortage of vaccines is being faced because the federal government has not sent supply to the province, adding that the new stock is expected to arrive by June 20.

In Hyderabad, 21 vaccination centres have run out of vaccine stocks, the district health officer said.