Pakistan reports less than 2,000 COVID cases for first time since March

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Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 874,751 on Saturday after 1,531 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), about 3,836,291 people have been vaccinated so far, with the latest vaccination administration figure across Pakistan on May 12 being 113,302.

The country’s death toll climbed to 19,467 after 83 more people succumbed to the deadly disease during the last 24 hours.

At least 783,480 have been patients recovered from the deadly disease.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has announced that COVID-19 vaccine registration for aged 30 will be started from Sunday, May 16.

Umar, who is also chief of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), said the government had decided to open registrations for another age group as the vaccine supply in Pakistan continues to improve and the country's vaccination capacity gets enhanced day by day.

“As vaccine supply continues to improve and vaccination capacity gets enhanced in all Federating units, we continue to expand the categories of those who are eligible to get vaccinated,” the minister in a tweet and added, “Starting sunday the 16th of May, registration will be open to all 30 years and older citizens.”

Earlier, the minister had announced that walk-in vaccination facility for people above 40-years-old will be opened from May 12 onwards.