Pakistan registers 11 more corona deaths, 567 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 07:50 AM, 6 Nov, 2021
Pakistan registers 11 more corona deaths, 567 infections in a day
An American child receives the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at the Fairfax County Government Center in Annandale, Virginia.–AFP

Pakistan has registered another 11 deaths and 567 infections from the coronavirus pandemic during the last 24 hours (Friday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday morning. 

As per the NCOC data, after the addition of 11 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 28,518 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,276,240 after adding the fresh 567 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), a total of 46,918 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 1.20 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 1,236.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), as many as 445 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,224,870. As of Saturday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 22,852.

As many as 471,497 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 440,918 in Punjab, 178,512 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 107,103 in Islamabad, 33,325 in Balochistan, 34,492 in Azad Kashmir and 10,393 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,943 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,582 in Sindh, 5,765 in KP, 944 in Islamabad, 741 in Azad Kashmfir, 357 in Balochistan and 186 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Pfizer says pill 89% effective -

Pfizer says a clinical trial of its first pill to treat Covid-19 shows it achieved an 89 percent reduction in risk of hospitalisation or death among adult patients with Covid at high risk of progressing to severe illness.

- US jobs boost -

More than 531,000 Americans went back to work in October as Covid-19 cases receded, indicating the world's largest economy had overcome the obstacle posed by the Delta wave of the virus.

- German boosters for all call -

Germany's federal and regional health ministers call for Covid booster jabs for all as the country registers a record rise in new infections for the second day running.

- German state strikes out -

The hard-hit German state of Saxony announces sweeping new curbs for people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or recovered from the disease.

- France sticks with Covid pass -

France's lower house of parliament votes to allow the government to make use of a health pass to fight against Covid-19 till July 31, 2022. President Emmanuel Macron is to address the nation on Tuesday.

- Iceland tightens rules -

Iceland says it will tighten its Covid rules in the battle against a rise in new cases, including capping gatherings and wearing masks in crowded areas.

- Danish hospitals under strain -

Health authorities in Denmark express concern that the hospital system is about to be overwhelmed given a resurgence in Covid-19 cases in the kingdom, where the last health restrictions were lifted a month ago.

- More than five million dead - 

The coronavirus has killed at least 5,028,536 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Friday. 

The US has suffered the most Covid-related deaths with 751,555, followed by Brazil with 608,671, India with 459,873, Mexico with 289,131 and Russia with 244,447.

The countries with the most new deaths are Russia with 1,192, closely followed by the United States with 1,158 and Bulgaria 1,135.

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.