Pakistan Carries Out Record 383,000 Vaccinations in a Day

Asad Umar, the Chief of National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), announced on Sunday that the country just crossed its 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations mark in one day, for the first time since the inoculations began in Pakistan. 

The vaccination tally of a single day has taken the total number of inoculations in the country to more than 7 million. 

Umar took to the micro-blogging website, Twitter, to reveal the total number of people who were vaccinated in the country on Saturday. He added that the number of people registering to get the jab is also increasing steadily and a total of 11.663 million people have made registrations. 

In the last 24 hours, the country reported over 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus. The tally has now gone up to 918,936 in the country. The death toll has now climbed to 20,736, soon after more than 50 people lost their lives to the deadly disease. 

Meanwhile, 2,620 people have recovered from the infection in a single day, which has taken the total number of recoveries to 839,322. 

The NCOC further informed that the total number of people currently suffering from the coronavirus, across the country, is a figure of 58,878. 

Just two days ago, the Chief of the NCOC made an announcement saying that people aged 30 and above can now avail the opportunity of walk-in vaccinations. Teachers, who are aged 18 or more, can also receive vaccinations now. 

He encouraged everyone in the country, over the age of 30, to register for the vaccine and visit any center to be inoculated. 

Earlier, on the 24th of May, the relevant authorities in the country also made an announcement regarding a major achievement in the fight against the deadly contagion. Pakistan has now developed its own vaccine, PakVac, with assistance from Cansino Bio from China, after carrying out rigorous quality control checks.