National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) head and Planning Minister, Asad Umar has informed that 48 per cent of the eligible population in Pakistan has received at least on dose of coronavirus vaccine.

Punjab province is leading the chart in vaccination numbers as 52 per cent of its eligible population has received at least one dose of vaccine, the minister revealed in a tweet.

In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the federal minister revealed that 48 per cent eligible population has received at least one dose, while Sindh’s 40 per cent and Balochistan’s 17 per cent population have been partially vaccinated so far.

“Federal territories leading in vaccination with Islamabad 87 per cent, AJK 59 per cent and GB 54 per cent,” he added.

Meanwhile, 1,293,077 vaccine doses were administered in Pakistan on November 3, the NCOC revealed in a tweet. The total number of vaccinations administered in Pakistan has reached 108,277,233.

19 more die of covid-19, 580 test positive in Pakistan

Pakistan has reported a total of 580 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, while the positivity rate was recorded at 1.32 per cent. Around 43,901 tests were conducted and the active case count has dropped to 22,577.

Meanwhile, 19 more people lost their lives to the virus, taking the nationwide death toll to 28,496, as per latest figures shared by the NCOC.

Among the active cases, 1,247 people are still in critical condition across the country.

The breakdown of cases and deaths in the last 24 hours is given below.

  • Punjab: 136 new cases, 7 deaths
  • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: 115 new cases, 3 deaths
  • Sindh: 284 new cases, 8 deaths
  • Balochistan: 7 new cases
  • Islamabad: 32 new cases, 1 death
  • AJK: 2 new cases
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 1 new case

Global case load

Globally, the death toll from the coronavirus infection has crossed 5.019 million, while over 247.9 million cases of infection were detected, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from Federal and local authorities, media and other sources.

As of 20:20 GMT Wednesday, the number of cases globally is 247,932,129, including 5,019,613 fatalities. As many as 7.13 billion of vaccine doses have been administered to date.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in December 2019.

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