Pakistan lists 54 corona deaths, 1,308 cases, 2.67% positivity ratio

By: News Desk      Published: 08:18 AM, 5 Oct, 2021
Pakistan lists 54 corona deaths, 1,308 cases, 2.67% positivity ratio
A health worker inoculates a student with a dose of Pfizer vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a school in Lahore.–AFP

Pakistan has recorded 54 more coronavirus deaths and 1,308 infections during the last 24 hours (Monday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning. 

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 54 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 27,947 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,252,656 after adding the fresh 1,308 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), a total of 48,907 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 2.67 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 3,110.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), as many as 1,634 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,178,883. As of Tuesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 45,826.

As many as 460,748 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 433,687 in Punjab, 174,841 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 105,801 in Islamabad, 32,992 in Balochistan, 34,253 in Azad Kashmir and 10,334 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Moreover, 12,712 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,442 in Sindh, 5,583 in KP, 929 in Islamabad, 738 in Azad Kashmir, 349 in Balochistan and 186 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Death toll dropping -

The weekly number of coronavirus deaths worldwide has fallen to levels unseen for almost a year at an average of 7,606 each day, according to an AFP count based on official national figures.

- EU Pfizer boosters -

The EU's drug watchdog approves booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for all people aged 18 and over, amid concerns that protection dips after initial jabs.

- $51.8 billion hit -

Global airlines will lose an estimated $51.8 billion in 2021 and another $11.6 billion in 2022 in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

- Bali to reopen -

Indonesia will reopen the resort island of Bali to select international travellers next week, a senior minister says, after the pandemic starved the holiday hotspot of one of its primary sources of income.

- Back to school in Cuba - 

Pupils aged from 16 to 18 return to school in Cuba, after nine months of closure. Younger pupils will have to wait until November.

- Singing for vaccines -

Popular African singers Angelique Kidjo and Davido call in an open letter on G20 leaders, scheduled to meet later this month, to urgently donate coronavirus vaccines to the continent.

- Britain's U-turn -

Britain's finance minister Rishi Sunak unveils measures to help people find jobs after the government came under attack for ending a furlough scheme that kept millions employed during the pandemic. 

- Nearly 4.8 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,798,207 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 701,176 deaths, followed by Brazil with 597,948, India with 448,997, Mexico 278,801 and Russia 210,801.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Russia with 883 new deaths, followed by the US with 246 and Iran with 229.

With inputs from AFP.