Pakistan records 11 more coronavirus deaths, 561 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 07:56 AM, 3 Nov, 2021
Pakistan records 11 more coronavirus deaths, 561 infections in a day
An American girl receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.–AFP

The statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday morning showed that Pakistan has registered 11 more deaths and 561 infections from the coronavirus pandemic during the last 24 hours (Tuesday). 

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 11 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 28,477 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,274,578 after adding the fresh 561 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), a total of 43,914 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 1.27 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 1,313.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), as many as 544 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,223,531. As of Wednesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 22,570.

As many as 470,690 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 440,542 in Punjab, 178,204 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 106,990 in Islamabad, 33,274 in Balochistan, 34,487 in Azad Kashmir and 10,391 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,929 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,571 in Sindh, 5,754 in KP, 940 in Islamabad, 741 in Azad Kashmir, 356 in Balochistan and 186 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Pfizer lifts outlook -

Pfizer boosts its 2021 revenue outlook for the anti-Covid vaccine it produces with Germany's BioNTech, to $36 billion, from $33.5 billion, bolstered by the latest surge in vaccinations, including regulatory approvals for boosters and shots for younger children.

- Greece: rules for non-vaccinated -

The non-vaccinated in Greece will from Saturday need to provide a negative Covid test before they can enter public buildings, shops and banks, as the country battles a spike in cases.

- Paris stock exchange closes at record -

The Paris stock exchange's blue-chip CAC 40 index closes at a record high, as funds flow into the market due to the economic rebound and the improvement of the health situation.

- German strike to hit hospitals -

Civil servants across Germany are preparing to strike over a wage dispute, their union says, with the walkout to also hit public hospitals hard despite a new surge in coronavirus cases.

- More than five million dead - 

The coronavirus has killed at least 5,003,717 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Tuesday. 

The US has suffered the most Covid-related deaths with 747,033, followed by Brazil with 607,922, India with 458,880, Mexico with 288,464 and Russia with 240,871.

The US has also the most new deaths with 1,192, followed closely by Russia with 1,178 and Ukraine with 700. 

Taking into account excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the WHO estimates the overall death toll could be two to three times higher.

With inputs from AFP.