ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Wednesday said that more than 100,000 people were vaccinated in a day for the first time in Pakistan yesterday.
In his tweet, Umar said, “Daily vaccinations crossed 1 lakh in a day for the first time yesterday. Total vaccinations yesterday were 117,852. Total vaccinations so far now 2.1 million. Good to see more people registering.”
Earlier, Pakistan on Wednesday recorded 201 deaths due to Coronavirus making it the country’s highest death toll since the pandemic started last year.
This is the first time coronavirus death in the country have crossed the 200-mark.
As per the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll in the country reached 17,329 with the latest surge.
Pakistan conducted 49,101 tests for coronavirus, out of which 5,292 returned positive. The country’s positivity rate has risen to 10.77%, with 88,207 active cases, while the number of recoveries nationwide has reached 704,494 so far.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), most deaths in the country were reported in Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last 24 hours.