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Pakistan Administers 10 Million Doses as New Cases, Deaths Decline

Pakistan Administers 10 Million Doses as New Cases, Deaths Decline

Wednesday, 9 June, 2021 - 08:15
A health worker leaves after collecting samples from a family for coronavirus testing at a neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan has administered 10 million vaccine doses as COVID-19 cases and deaths steadily decline in the country.


Asad Umar, minister for planning and development, announced the milestone in a televised ceremony Wednesday. He asked people to get themselves vaccinated to return to a normal life.


From the beginning of its campaign in March up to Wednesday, Pakistan counts more than 2.5 million people fully vaccinated and more than 4.7 million partially vaccinated, according to The Associated Press.


Pakistan is now seeing a single-day coronavirus positivity rate of about 2.5%, compared to more than 11% in April.


It reported 77 COVID-19 deaths and 1,118 cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.


Pakistan has registered a total of 936,131 cases and 21,453 deaths in the pandemic.


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