Chairman of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) of Pakistan Asad Umar said Thursday that the public should get vaccinated as soon as possible and comply with the COVID-19 guidelines identified by the government to avoid the devastation of the Delta variant.
In a morning tweet, the chairman said that a rapid inflow of COVID-19 patients in hospitals as well as in critical care centers are being witnessed in the country.
According to the dashboard of the NCOC, a total of 2,545 people were tested positive of the disease on Wednesday, raising the country's tally of virus-infected people to 981,392.
Pakistan's south Sindh province has been the worst hit with 351,006 cases, followed by east Punjab province where the disease is detected in 349,111 people.
A total of 22,689 people died of the disease including 47 patients who died over the last 24 hours, the NCOC said, adding that 2,619 patients are currently under treatment in 639 hospitals across the country out of which 2,336 are in critical condition.
The country currently has 42,330 active cases across all provinces whereas 916,373 others recovered from the disease.
The vaccination drive in the country has also picked up its pace with over half a million doses administered to the public on Wednesday, the NCOC said.
Some 17,336,845 people have been partially vaccinated and 4,323,805 others fully vaccinated of the disease in the country, according to the latest official data. Enditem