Over 20 million people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in country: Asad

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said more than twenty million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country.

In his tweets today, the minister said that fifty million people have received at least one dose of anti covid vaccine.

He said we had set a daunting target of vaccinating seventy million people by the end of this year. He expressed the confidence to surpass the target. 

On the other hand,  Pakistan has reported 83 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,197,887. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 26,580 on Friday.

According to the latest figures issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 3,689 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

442,401 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 410,463 in Punjab, 167,154 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 102,094 in Islamabad, 33,131 in Azad Kashmir, 32,517 in Balochistan and 10,127 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 18,347,597 coronavirus tests and 61,128 in the last 24 hours. 1,079,867 patients have recovered in the country whereas 5,362 patients are in critical condition.

The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 6.03 percent.