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Pakistan crosses landmark of 50 million covid vaccine doses

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Pakistan has crossed a landmark as it has administered more than 50 million anti-Covid vaccine jabs amid a surge in the fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic. 

On Friday, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) congratulated Pakistan for passing an important milestone in its nationwide vaccination campaign by administering Covid jabs to 50 million people in a twitter post.

The forum urged the people to get vaccinated. “Let’s make Pakistan Safe” it said, adding: “In case you were due for second dose, just walk in to any vaccination centre after 28 days of the first dose.” 

“Almost one million doses per day are now being administered to the people in the country. First 10 million doses were administered in 113 days, second 10 million in 28 days, third 10 million in 16 days, fourth 10 million completed in nine days and 11 million in 14 days and we achieved the landmark of over 50 million vaccine doses since February,” says an NCOC tweet. 

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This week, the country registered a surge in the fourth wave of the infectious disease, fueled by the Indian-origin delta variant, which saw a single-day death toll of more than 100 for the first time in nearly four months, while daily tally of new cases continues to stay above 4,000. 

According to statistics, 62,496 coronavirus tests had been conducted across the country over the last 24 hours, of which 4,016 cases were found to be positive. 

The breakdown of the total number of tests conducted over the last 24 hours, was as follows:  

  • Sindh, 21,585 tests 
  • Punjab, 21,326 
  • KPK, 10,523 
  • Islamabad, 5,659 
  • Balochistan, 1,460  
  • Gilgit-Baltistan, 701 
  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 1,242.
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