Pakistan records another 98 corona deaths, 3,316 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:14 AM, 7 Sep, 2021
Pakistan records another 98 corona deaths, 3,316 infections in a day
A teenager receives a dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine against the Covid-19 at the Bernard de Ventadour middle school college in Privas, southeastern France.–AFP

Pakistan registered another 98 deaths and 3,316 infections by coronavirus during the last 24 hours (Monday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 98 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 26,330 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,186,234 after adding the fresh 3,316 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), a total of 52,314 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.33 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), as many as 3,270 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,067,589. As of Tuesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 92,315.

As many as 439,119 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 405,005 in Punjab, 165,512 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 101,249 in Islamabad, 32,411 in Balochistan, 32,873 in Azad Kashmir and 10,065 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,096 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,995 in Sindh, 5,130 in KP, 877 in Islamabad, 712 in Azad Kashmir, 342 in Balochistan and 178 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- NZ lifts lockdown -

New Zealand will mostly lift its lockdown this week with only the country's biggest city Auckland to remain under stay-at-home orders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

- Football chaos -

Brazil's World Cup qualifying clash against Argentina is sensationally abandoned shortly after kick-off as officials halt the game saying Argentina's four England-based players should be placed in "immediate quarantine".

- Philippines goes 'granular' -

The Philippines is to lift its lockdown in the capital Manila despite surging infections as it trials localised "granular lockdowns" in a bid to rein in cases and revive the economy.

- Vacation-vax tours hitch -

A Delta outbreak has played havoc with the US Pacific territory of Guam's "Air V&V" scheme allowing international visitors to receive a vaccination while enjoying a tropical vacation.

- Festival returns to Spain -

Valencia's "Fallas" festival wraps up with fireworks and the burning of giant colourful sculptures after returning to the eastern Spanish city following a pandemic-induced hiatus.

- USA goalie positive -

Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen has tested positive and will miss the USA's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

- More than 4.5 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,565,622 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 648,472 deaths, followed by Brazil with 583,628, India with 440,752, Mexico 263,140 and Peru 198,488.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Russia with 790, followed by Iran with 610 and the US with 394. 

With inputs from AFP.