Pakistan Health Ministry on Monday said the country recorded 80 new covid-19 related deaths, taking the total death toll from the disease in the country to 25,003. This is happening as authorities struggle to contain the highly contagious Delta variant.
According to the Health Ministry, Pakistan’s positive test rate was reported at 7%, with 3,772 confirmed new cases. The country has so far reported 1,127,584 cases.
The government-run vaccination drive, which started in February, initially saw a slow response but later rose.
More than 46 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
However, millions of people in Pakistan are still unwilling to receive a shot despite a surge in new infections and sufficient vaccine supplies, authorities say.
Unvaccinated people were banned from domestic air travel in early August.
According to authority, a ban on train travel for unvaccinated people will start in October as part of the country’s measures to counter vaccine hesitancy.