Coronavirus claims 57 more lives, infects 3,787 in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 08:27 AM, 3 Sep, 2021
Coronavirus claims 57 more lives, infects 3,787 in Pakistan
A Cuban holds his daughter Roxana Montano, 3, while she is being vaccinated against COVID-19 with locally-made vaccine Soberana Plus at Juan Manuel Marquez hospital in Havana.–AFP

Pakistan registered a drop in Covid-19 deaths as the country reported 57 fatalities and 3,787 infections during the last 24 hours (Thursday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 57 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 26,035 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,171,578 after adding the fresh 3,787 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), a total of 59,745 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.33 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), as many as 6,595 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,055,467. As of Friday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 90,076.

As many as 435,159 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 397,694 in Punjab, 163,677 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 100,242 in Islamabad, 32,329 in Balochistan, 32,484 in Azad Kashmir and 9,993 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,979 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,932 in Sindh, 5,041 in KP, 868 in Islamabad, 702 in Azad Kashmir, 339 in Balochistan and 174 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Africa missing 'crucial' goal -

Most African countries are set to miss the "crucial" goal of vaccinating the most vulnerable ten percent of their populations against Covid-19 by the end of the month, the World Health Organization warns.

- Norway postpones reopening -

Norway again postpones the full lifting of its health restrictions as Covid-19 infections reach record highs and says it will open vaccination to 12- to 15-year-olds. 

- Abu Dhabi lifts quarantine -

Abu Dhabi lifts its quarantine requirement for vaccinated tourists as the UAE records zero Covid deaths for the first time since November.

- US jobless at pandemic low -

New US unemployment benefit filings dropped to a fresh pandemic low last week, a positive sign for the labour market as it faces renewed disruptions from the Delta variant.

- North Korea rejects China jabs -

UNICEF says North Korea has rejected around three million doses of a Chinese vaccine, suggesting they should be given to countries in greater need.

- Cyprus booster jabs -

Cyprus will give Covid-19 booster jabs to those over 65 and care home residents whose full vaccination is more than six months old, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas says.

- More than 4.5 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,529,715 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 642,081 deaths, followed by Brazil with 581,150, India with 439,529, Mexico 260,503 and Peru 198,329.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 2,178 new deaths, followed by Mexico with 1,177. 

 

With inputs from AFP.