Pakistan posts 47 more coronavirus deaths, 3,914 infections

England moves to end Covid-19 isolation: New York to roll back indoor mask mandate

By: News Desk
Published: 07:59 AM, 10 Feb, 2022
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As the fifth wave of coronavirus pandemic continued to persist, Pakistan has registered another 47 deaths and 3,914 infections during the last 24 hours (Wednesday), showed the figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday morning.

As per the latest NCOC data, after the addition of 47 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 29,648 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,474,161 after adding the fresh 3,914 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Wednesday), 54,638 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 7.1 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 1,716.

During the last 24 hours (Wednesday), as many as 5,459 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,359,757. As of Thursday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 84,670.

As many as 554,990 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 492,489 in Punjab, 206,879 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 132,400 in Islamabad, 34,957 in Balochistan, 41,342 in Azad Kashmir and 11,018 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 13,298 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,954 in Sindh, 6,082 in KP, 990 in Islamabad, 765 in Azad Kashmir, 370 in Balochistan and 189 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- England moves to end isolation -

England aims to scrap the legal requirement to self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19 later this month if infection levels remain stable, one of the most dramatic easings of coronavirus rules taken by any country so far in the pandemic.

- New York joins mask easing -

New York joins a wave of Democratic-run US states to roll back indoor mask mandates, a symbolic step towards restoring normal life in one of the early epicentres of the pandemic in America.

- Canada truckers protest -

The two-week-long Canadian truckers' protests against Covid rules threatens the country's economic recovery, ministers say, with growing demonstrations blocking a vital trade link with the United States.

- Royals positive -

Spain's King Felipe VI, 54, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing only mild symptoms, the palace says.

And Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, 81, has also tested positive, also experiencing only mild symptoms, the palace in Copenhagen says.

- Rich must pay: WHO -

The WHO urges rich countries to pay their fair share of the money needed for its plan to conquer Covid-19 by contributing $16 billion as a matter of urgency.

- Indonesia tests vaccine -

Indonesia begins testing a homegrown vaccine on humans after getting the green light from the country's drug regulator.

- Over 5.7 million deaths -

Coronavirus has killed at least 5,761,646 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources on Wednesday.

The US has recorded the most Covid deaths with 909,020, followed by Brazil with 633,810, India 505,279 and Russia 337,390.

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.