Pakistan posts eight corona deaths, 554 infections in 24 hours

By: News Desk      Published: 07:51 AM, 10 Nov, 2021
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A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for another healthcare worker at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, UK.–AFP (File photo)

Pakistan has reported eight more deaths and 554 infections from the coronavirus pandemic during the last 24 hours (Tuesday), showed the figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday morning. 

As per the NCOC data, after the addition of eight new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 28,566 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,278,114 after adding the fresh 554 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), a total of 46,128 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 1.20 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 1,167.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), as many as 433 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,226,590. As of Wednesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 22,958.

As many as 472,519 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 441,378 in Punjab, 178,773 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 107,197 in Islamabad, 33,356 in Balochistan, 34,495 in Azad Kashmir and 10,395 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Moreover, 12,957 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,599 in Sindh, 5,778 in KP, 947 in Islamabad, 741 in Azad Kashmir, 358 in Balochistan and 186 in Gilgit Baltistan.

 

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Unvaccinated must pay -

Singapore will make unvaccinated Covid patients pay their own medical bills from next month as it tries to pressure people who are still holding off on getting their jabs.

- Reward to find source -

The Chinese city of Heihe, near the border with Russia, is offering thousands of dollars for clues to tracing the source of an outbreak as part of a "people's war" to stamp out one of the country's largest resurgences in months.

- New Zealand protest -

Some 3,000 people -- mostly unmasked -- march through New Zealand's capital Wellington against virus restrictions. Some are members of biker groups while others carry "Trump 2020" flags.

- Anti-Semitism surge -

Anti-Semitism has grown during the pandemic, a new EU report finds, as old lies are revived online and conspiracy theories blaming Jews have come to the fore.

- US court backs mandate -

A Texas judge rules in favour of a United Airlines decision to put employees who refuse to be vaccinated on religious and medical grounds on unpaid leave, in a victory for the Biden administration's vaccine mandate push.

- German players quarantined -

Five players from Germany's national football squad are in quarantine after one tested positive.

The infected player, reported to be Niklas Suele of Bayern Munich, is fully vaccinated and currently asymptomatic.

- More than five million dead - 

The coronavirus has killed at least 5,053,909 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Tuesday. 

The US has suffered the most Covid-related deaths with 755,643, followed by Brazil with 609,573, India with 461,389, Mexico with 289,811 and Russia with 249,215.

The countries with the most new deaths were Russia with 1,211 new deaths, followed by US with 1,181 and Ukraine with 833.

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.