More Than 900,000 Vaccinations Carried Out In A Day: Umar

NCOC Chief Said Pakistan Achieved Record Daily Covid Vaccination Milestone With More Than 900,000 Vaccinations Administered In Single Day.

National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar on Saturday said Pakistan achieved a record daily Covid-19 vaccination milestone with more than 900,000 jabs administered in a single day. Umar stated that this was the fifth straight day the country achieved a record number of vaccinations.

NCOC chairman added that this massive inoculation campaign has been made possible due to 2,600 vaccination centres and 2,979 mobile units operating across Pakistan. Yesterday, the NCOC announced that the federal government will be ramping up critical care capacity in Karachi as the Delta variant continued to spread unabated in the city.

The country’s nerve centre for Covid response stated that it “critically reviewed” the rapid spread of the virus in the city and decided to assist the Sindh government through all possible measures. It added that the Centre will ramp up critical care capacity including ensuring the availability of oxygenated beds and vents.

The federal government will also be assisting the provincial government through the deployment of law enforcement agencies for the implementation of SOPs and other non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs).

Covid update

Pakistan’s tally for confirmed coronavirus cases reached 1,029,811 on Friday after 4,950 more cases of the deadly virus were recorded from across the country in a day.

At least 65 fatalities were also reported, taking the death toll to 23,360. As many as 1,321 recoveries were also recorded, taking the tally for recoveries to 940,164.

This news was originally published at Tribune.

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