On Wednesday, Pakistan reported 135 new deaths, making it the highest single day coronavirus death toll so far in 2021.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 135 new deaths took the nationwide death tally from coronavirus to 15,754. The new figure of deaths is the highest reported by Pakistan since June 25, 2020.
Sindh currently leads the provinces and federating units in most cases with 269,840, Punjab is second with 255,571 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 101,045 cases, Islamabad 67,491 cases, Balochistan 20,499 cases, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 14,837 cases and Gilgit Baltistan 5,140 cases.
The current active cases of the country stands at 76,757. The health facilities across the country conducted 48,092 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of Covid-19 tests to 10,878,086 since the first case was reported in the country.
Meanwhile, Punjab has reported 80 deaths and 2,775 new infections of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. As per Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, 80 more patients of the disease died of the coronavirus in the province in a day. The tally of total deaths by Covid-19 in the province has swelled to 7,141.
In addition to 2,775 new cases, the provincial tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases has surged to 255,571, health department spokesperson said.
Moreover, Lahore reported 1,436 new cases of Covid-19 in a day, revealed the health department.
In order to provide more facilities to the citizens willing to get vaccinated against coronavirus, the NCOC on Tuesday sought provinces’ input on the opening of Covid vaccination centres in two shifts.
“We are going to make a single-dose vaccine for Covid-19,” NIH Executive Director Major General Aamer Ikram told the NA Standing Committee on National Health Services.
“We conducted the clinical trial of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine CanSinoBio in Pakistan.” The tests that were first conducted on 300 subjects are now administered in more than 150,000 laboratories, he added.