Pakistan records 83 more corona deaths, 3,902 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:09 AM, 8 Sep, 2021
Pakistan records 83 more corona deaths, 3,902 infections in a day
A child uses a mobile phone to attend an online class after the government ordered closure of educational institutions as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in Peshawar.–AFP

Pakistan has recorded 83 more deaths and 3,902 infections by coronavirus during the last 24 hours (Tuesday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 83 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 26,413 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,190,136 after adding the fresh 3,902 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), a total of 60,537 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.44 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), as many as 4,387 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,071,976. As of Tuesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 91,747.

As many as 440,164 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 406,960 in Punjab, 165,980 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 101,550 in Islamabad, 32,456 in Balochistan, 32,942 in Azad Kashmir and 10,084 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,118 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,030 in Sindh, 5,155 in KP, 877 in Islamabad, 712 in Azad Kashmir, 342 in Balochistan and 179 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Africa Covid deaths top 200,000 -

More than 200,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Africa since the start of the pandemic, according to an AFP tally compiled from official records.

A total of 200,254 fatalities have been registered in Africa, home to more than 1.3 billion people, since the virus emerged in China in December 2019.

- US Delta fightback plan -

US President Joe Biden will make a speech on Thursday outlining plans to combat the highly transmissible Delta variant as schools reopen amid a spike in infections.

The "six-pronged strategy" will involve both the public and private sectors and aim to boost vaccinations, a White House official said.

- Sweden to lift Covid curbs -

Sweden will remove virtually all coronavirus restrictions on September 29, the government says. But social distancing will still be encouraged in public places.

- Lockdown reimposed in Manila-

The Philippines reimposes a virus lockdown in the capital Manila, a day after announcing the lifting of stay-at-home orders for more than 13 million people.

- US judge bins unproven treatment -

A judge in the US state of Ohio rules a hospital cannot be forced to administer an unproven treatment involving the antiparasitic drug ivermectin to a patient with Covid-19, reversing the ruling of another court.

- UK boost for health sector -

The UK government announces £5.4 billion (6.3 billion euros, $7.5 billion) in extra funding for the state-funded healthcare system to treat virus cases and clear a massive backlog in routine operations.

- New Caledonia lockdown -

New Caledonia imposes a fresh lockdown after three new cases are confirmed in the South Pacific French territory that had been declared "Covid free".

- Rally of Japan called off -

The organisers of the World Rally championship event in Japan, which was due to take place in mid-November, cancel the race because of the pandemic.

- Spreader jailed -

A Vietnamese man is sentenced to five years in jail for spreading the virus after he breached a 21-day home quarantine rule, travelling from Covid hotspot Ho Chi Minh City to his home province.

- More than 4.5 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,574,225 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data. 

The United States is the worst-affected country with 649,426 deaths, followed by Brazil with 583,810, India with 441,042, Mexico 263,470 and Peru 198,523.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the US with 959, followed by Russia with 795 and Iran with 635. 

With inputs from AFP.