Pakistan records 83 more corona deaths, 3,689 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:27 AM, 10 Sep, 2021
Pakistan records 83 more corona deaths, 3,689 infections in a day
Children of labourers attend class at an outdoor makeshift school run by a non-governmental organisation in Lahore amid surging wave of coronavirus.–AFP

Pakistan has registered another 83 deaths and 3,689 infections by coronavirus during the last 24 hours (Thursday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 83 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 26,580 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,197,887 after adding the fresh 3,689 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), a total of 61,127 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.03 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), as many as 3,755 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,079,867. As of Friday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 91,440.

As many as 442,401 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 410,463 in Punjab, 167,154 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 102,094 in Islamabad, 32,517 in Balochistan, 33,131 in Azad Kashmir and 10,127 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,171 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,089 in Sindh, 5,200 in KP, 884 in Islamabad, 715 in Azad Kashmir, 342 in Balochistan and 179 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Deadly hospital fire -

A fire at a Covid-19 clinic in North Macedonia kills 14 patients in a blaze that was set off by an explosion at the clinic in Tetovo in the Albanian-majority northwest of the Balkan country.

- 'Don't get pregnant' -

Sri Lanka urges women to delay getting pregnant after more than 40 expectant mothers died of the virus there in four months.

- Covax can 'only cover fifth' -

The vaccine-sharing scheme Covax says it will only be able to provide jabs to no more than a fifth of people in poorer countries this year, far fewer than expected.

- Nerve disorder side effect -

The European Medicines Agency lists the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis, as a "very rare" side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

- Pub promise for Aussies -

Locked-down Sydney residents could enjoy a beer at the pub as soon as next month if the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70 percent, according to a new official "roadmap to freedom".

- Italy raid -

Italian police raid the homes and search the computers of eight people suspected of planning violence during protests against the country's virus passport.

- F1 star to miss Italian GP -

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will miss this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, the second race the veteran has had to sit out after testing positive ahead of last week's Dutch Grand Prix.

- Nearly 4.6 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,593,164 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 652,675 deaths, followed by Brazil with 584,421, India with 441,749, Mexico 265,420 and Peru 198,595.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the US with 2,084, followed by Mexico with 879 and Russia with 794.

 

With inputs from AFP.