The federal planning minister and chair of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said Wednesday the country has recorded the “lowest positivity ratio since we started measuring covid”.

The federal minister said the country also posted the “lowest patients on critical care”, and the “lowest daily mortality in a year”. The country’s daily Covid statistics showed 1.34 per cent positivity today as per NCOC.

In a tweet earlier today, Asad Umar ascribed the effect to the “positive impact of vaccination”, however he said that the vaccination drive must continue.

Earlier today, the NCOC daily counter noted 516 total cases countrywide out of 38,430 tests conducted. It said the country suffered 13 new deaths today in the past 24-hour-period.

The NCOC tweet said 1,445 patients infected with Covid are on critical care at present across Pakistan.