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Pakistan sees drop in Covid cases

September 15, 2021 00:00:00

ISLAMABAD, Sept 14 (Xinhua): Pakistan reported a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases with 2,580 new infections over the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Tuesday.

Pakistan reported less than 3,000 new infections in a single day on Monday for the first time in more than a month time period.

Before this, the daily count have mostly been hovering between the 3,000-4,000 range for a month.

The NCOC, a department leading Pakistan's campaign against the pandemic, said the country's total cases rose to 1,210,082, including 1,097,416 recoveries, adding that the number of active cases rose to 85,801, including 5,304 critical patients.

The national coronavirus positivity rate in the last 24 hours was recorded at 5.44 percent, said the NCOC.

The NCOC statistics showed that 78 patients died from the virus during the last 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 26,865.

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