ISLAMABAD: A survey has suggested that around 300,000 persons have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Islamabad after which the city may be inching towards achieving “herd immunity”.

The study has also shown that a vast majority of the individuals exposed to the virus are asymptomatic, that is they are generally not showing symptoms of Covid-19 even after being infected with the dreaded virus.

During the last 24 hours, 2,276 new infections were detected, which took the country’s total caseload to 259,401. During the period, 48 people died from the virus, taking the death toll to 5,465. So far 178,737 people have recovered from the disease.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), meanwhile, decided to use digital algorithms in 10 cities to determine how many people were following the standard operating procedures (SOPs) formulated to slow down the spread of the disease.