Pakistan posts 35 more corona deaths, 1,656 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 07:47 AM, 3 Oct, 2021
Pakistan posts 35 more corona deaths, 1,656 infections in a day
An inmate receives a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at a prison in Lhoknga, Indonesia's Aceh province.–AFP

Pakistan has reported 35 more coronavirus deaths and 1,656 infections during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning. 

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 35 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 27,866 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,249,858 after adding the fresh 1,656 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), a total of 50,779 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 3.26 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 3,444.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), as many as 2,052 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,175,489. As of Sunday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 46,503.

As many as 459,392 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 432,809 in Punjab, 174,490 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 105,664 in Islamabad, 32,956 in Balochistan, 34,216 in Azad Kashmir and 10,331 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,672 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,425 in Sindh, 5,571 in KP, 927 in Islamabad, 738 in Azad Kashmir, 349 in Balochistan and 184 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- 700,000 dead in US -

US fatalities from Covid-19 surpass 700,000, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, a toll roughly equivalent to the population of the nation's capital Washington.

The grim threshold comes with an average of well over 1,000 dying each day, in a country where 55.7 percent of the population is now fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- French anti-pass protesters brave rain -  

Several thousand people opposed to France's "health pass" -- showing that the holder has been double vaccinated to gain entry to public places -- stage protests, braving rain.

- Vaccine soon to be compulsory for California school pupils -

Covid vaccinations will be compulsory for all school students in California, the state's governor announces -- a first in the United States, where vaccine hesitancy has slowed efforts to end the pandemic.

The plan will be phased in as Food and Drug Administration regulators grant full approval for use on younger age groups.

- Berlin techno Berghain reopens -

Berlin's famed Berghain nightclub reopens its doors, 19 months after it shut up shop due to the pandemic.

Proof of vaccination or a recent recovery from the virus will be required to make it inside the club housed in a former power plant in the German capital.

- Nicaragua gives green light to Cuba vaccines -

Nicaragua, which faces a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, approves the emergency use of the two antiviral vaccines developed by Cuba, Abdala and Soberana 02, the public company BioCubaFarma announces on Twitter.

- Anti-vaccine protest in Bucharest -

Thousands protest at a demonstration in the Romanian capital Bucharest which was organised by the far-right against new rules on Covid vaccination.

Twelve thousand new coronavirus cases are recorded in the country, the biggest daily figure since the start of the pandemic. 

- Guadeloupe to start lifting restrictions -

Guadeloupe will begin its first phase of deconfinement on October 8 in view of a "decrease in the indicators of the epidemic for nearly 6 consecutive weeks", the prefect of the French island announces.

- More than 4.7 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,789,971 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data. 

The US is the worst-affected country with 700,502 deaths, followed by Brazil with 597,255, India with 448,573, Mexico 277,978 and Russia which has a death toll of 209,028.

With inputs from AFP.