ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Sunday has said that more 1.5 million coronavirus vaccines are arriving in Pakistan today.
In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the minister wrote, “Last week June 12-18, more than 23 lac vaccinations were done at a rate of 332,877 per day. This is the highest so far in any week.”
Last week jun 12-18, more than 23 lakh vaccinations were done at a rate of 332,877 per day. This is the highest so far in any week. With 1.5 million vaccines arriving today and another almost 5 million in next 10 days, inshallah next week will be a new record. Well done Pakistan— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) June 20, 2021
“With 1.5 million vaccines arriving today and another almost 5 million in next 10 days, InshAllah next week will be a new record. Well done Pakistan,” he went on to say.
On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 37 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 948,268. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 21,977.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 1,050 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 344,970 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 331,659 in Sindh, 136,973 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 82,344 in Islamabad, 26,585 in Balochistan, 19,934 in Azad Kashmir and 5,803 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 14,113,670 coronavirus tests and 41,065 in the last 24 hours.