Pakistan posts 81 more coronavirus deaths, 4,856 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:57 AM, 11 Aug, 2021
Pakistan posts 81 more coronavirus deaths, 4,856 infections in a day
No coronavirus guidelines in place as street vendors sell national flags and other items along a road in Lahore.–AFP

Another 81 people died and 4,856 were infected by the coronavirus throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Tuesday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 81 new deaths the overall toll has now surged to 24,085 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,080,360 after adding the fresh 4,856.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), a total of 64,690 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 7.50 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), as many as 5,025 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 972,098. As of Wednesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 84,177.

As many as 403,964 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 367,054 in Punjab, 149,532 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 91,672 in Islamabad, 31,298 in Balochistan, 27,899 in Azad Kashmir and 8,941 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,256 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,275 in Sindh, 4,588 in KP, 822 in Islamabad, 654 in Azad Kashmir, 332 in Balochistan and 158 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Germany to end free Covid tests -

Germany will end free coronavirus tests in October, regional leaders and the federal government agree, in a push to encourage more people to get vaccinated.

- 8.5 million doses for Mexico -

The United States has promised to send 8.5 million more coronavirus vaccines to Mexico as it battles a third wave of infections, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says.

- US warns against France travel -

The US State Department advises Americans to avoid all travel to France as cases rise there, issuing a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory based on a parallel warning from its top medical body,  Centers for Disease Control.

- French overseas territories -

France's government warns of an "extremely serious" Covid-19 crisis in the country's overseas territories, especially in the Caribbean, saying that infection rates have climbed to levels unprecedented on the mainland.

- China cases continue upwards -

China's cases hit a seven-month high after a cluster at a test site drives up numbers as the Delta variant challenges Beijing's grip on the pandemic.

- Thai protests -

Riot police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in Bangkok as hundreds rally for democratic reform and against the government's handling of the pandemic.

- Sri Lanka holds off -

Sri Lanka's government rejects mounting calls for an immediate lockdown to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths that is severely stretching hospitals and crematoriums.

- Portugal to jab teens -

Portugal's health authorities recommend the Covid vaccination of all children from the age of 12, in line with government plans to prepare for the school year with jabs.

- 4.3 million dead -

The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,303,610 people worldwide since the virus first emerged in late 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data. 

The US is the worst-affected country with 617,321 deaths, followed by Brazil with 563,562, India with 428,682, Mexico with 244,690 and Peru with 197,029. 

With inputs from AFP.