Earlier today, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) stated that 2,521 new COVID-19 infections have been reported in Pakistan along with 43 deaths, whereas within the last 24 hours.
As per the shared details, 43 more people lost their battle to the disease, taking the death toll to 10,951. As many as 1,540 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 2,373 patients are in critical condition.
Currently, the total count of active cases is 34,701.
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), with the fresh addition of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now presently stands at 519,291.
In total, 41,191 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 473,639 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far whereas 7,367,622 samples have been tested thus far.
In the meantime, Pakistan has granted permission to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (AZD1222) in an emergency situation.
On the other hand, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has given the approval for urgent-use of the British coronavirus vaccine.
AstraZeneca has been a British-Sweden joint multinational pharma company, which has produced the vaccine in cooperation with Oxford University.
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