Pakistan records 6,137 corona infections, 28 deaths in 24 hours

By: News Desk
Published: 08:14 AM, 5 Feb, 2022
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Caption: A girl receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre at the Kuwait International Fairground in Kuwait City.–AFP
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Pakistan has registered 6,137 coronavirus infections and 28 deaths during the last 24 hours (Friday), showed the statistics released by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday morning.

As per the latest NCOC data, after the addition of 28 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 29,448 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,454,800 after adding the fresh 6,137 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), 63,413 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 9.67 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 1,649.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), as many as 16,347 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,333,732. As of Saturday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 91,620.

As many as 549,872 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 487,407 in Punjab, 200,710 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 130,872 in Islamabad, 34,711 in Balochistan, 40,355 in Azad Kashmir and 10,873 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 13,230 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,878 in Sindh, 6,037 in KP, 985 in Islamabad, 761 in Azad Kashmir, 368 in Balochistan and 189 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Winter Olympics open -

President Xi Jinping declares the Beijing Winter Olympics open, after a build-up overshadowed by Covid, but also by human rights concerns and a diplomatic boycott.

- Two of German team positive -

Two members of Germany's team, including three-time Olympic nordic combined champion Eric Frenzel, test positive for Covid before the opening ceremony.

- Austria jab law comes into force - 

Austria's president signs a law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults, a first in the European Union. It will come into force on Saturday.

- US job gains -

The US economy brushes off a spike in Covid-19 infections to add 467,000 jobs in January, far better than expected.

- But losses in Canada -

However, Canada shed 200,000 jobs in January as reintroduced Covid health restrictions led businesses to close.

- Spain ends outdoor masks -

Spain will end the mandatory use of face masks outdoors on Tuesday, a measure reimposed in late December to tackle a surge in Omicron variant cases.

- Greece eases rules -

Greece says it will no longer require travellers with European vaccine passports to undergo Covid-19 tests before entering the country from next week.

- Canada vows crackdown -

Ottawa's police chief vows to crack down on an "unlawful" occupation of the Canadian capital by protesters opposed to vaccine mandates, as the trucker convoy's clogging of the city enters a second week.

- 5.7 million dead -

Coronavirus has killed at least 5,710,711 million people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources on Friday.

The US has recorded the most Covid deaths with 897,377, followed by Brazil with 630,001. Indian deaths stand at 500,055, having officially passed the half-million mark on Friday.

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

With inputs from AFP.