Pakistan logs another 50 plus coronavirus cases

NIH data shows positivity ratio stands at 0.39%: India adds 4,270 Covid cases in 24 hours: Princess Charlene of Monaco tests Covid positive

By: News Desk
Published: 10:16 AM, 5 Jun, 2022
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Caption: Workers spray disinfectant over colleagues in front of a residential area under a Covid-19 lockdown in the Huangpu district of Shanghai, China.–AFP
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Pakistan has recorded another 55 coronavirus infections and no death during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health Pakistan on Sunday morning.

As per the latest NIH data, the death toll remained the same at 30,379, whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,530,705 after adding the fresh 55 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), 14,084 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 0.39 percent. The number of patients in critical care was recorded at 65.

India adds 4,270 Covid cases, 15 deaths in 24 hours

India on Sunday reported 4,270 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health. On June 3, (after nearly 3 months), India crossed the 4,000-mark as the country reported 4,041 infections that day.

India's overall Covid case tally stands at 43,176,817. As per the health ministry's data, India's active case count has increased by 1,636 in a single day. Cumulatively, India's active case count stands at 24,052 which is 0.06% of its total caseload.

The Covid-19 related fatalities have surged to 5,24,692--1.22% of the total Covid tally.

With 2,619 recoveries in the last 24 hours hence, the total recoveries now reached 4,26,28,073. India's Recovery Rate is currently at 98.73%.

Among the Indian states, Kerala reported 1,544 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (1,357 cases) Delhi (405 cases), Karnataka (222 cases), and Tamil Nadu (105 cases), respectively. Other states reported less than a hundred cases in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.03% while the weekly positivity rate is at 0.84%. Yesterday, 4,13,699 Covid tests were conducted in 24 hours.

Princess Charlene of Monaco tests positive for Covid-19

Unfortunate news for fans of the Monegasque royal family — while Princess Charlene had finally made a return to public appearances in the last few weeks, it looks like she will be taking some time away from her royal duties once more.

The princess tested positive for Covid-19 this weekend, according to a statement released to People by the palace. Per the statement, Charlene was "presenting some symptoms has tested positive" through a screening test. The palace also stated that, "Complying with the health rules in force, Princess Charlene will observe a period of isolation of several days."

Charlene isn't the first of Monaco's royal family to test positive since the start of the pandemic—her husband, Prince Albert, tested positive for the virus in March of 2020, and for a second time this April. On both occasions, neither Charlene nor the couple's twin children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, were reported to have contracted COVID-19.

The news understandably raised concern for many about the princess's well-being—she was absent from the public eye for over a year after a prolonged ENT issue left her grounded in South Africa for six months, followed by a four-month stint at a Swiss clinic to recover from exhaustion. However, the palace has assured that, "the state of her health is not a source of concern."

Charlene had only recently begun to return to public duties, appearing at several of Monaco's biggest events throughout May, including Monte-Carlo Fashion Week and the Grand Prix. It is not currently clear when she might resume royal appearances.