Pakistan posts 79 more corona deaths, 4,619 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:48 AM, 13 Aug, 2021
Pakistan posts 79 more corona deaths, 4,619 infections in a day
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Another 79 people breathed their last and 4,619 were infected throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Thursday), showed the figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 79 new deaths the overall toll has now surged to 24,266 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,089,913 after adding the fresh 4,619 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), a total of 59,504 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 7.76 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), as many as 3,937 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 979,411. As of Friday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 86,236.

As many as 407,892 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 369,358 in Punjab, 150,708 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 92,768 in Islamabad, 31,396 in Balochistan, 28,654 in Azad Kashmir and 9,137 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,307 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,355 in Sindh, 4,624 in KP, 827 in Islamabad, 660 in Azad Kashmir, 332 in Balochistan and 161 in Gilgit Baltistan.

 GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Russia hits new deaths record -

Russia reports its highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic, saying 808 people have died over the past 24 hours.

- US mandates shots for health workers - 

The US health department says it will require all its public-facing health care workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19, amid a surge in hospitalisations driven by the Delta variant of the coronavirus

- Palestinians receive shots -

The Palestinian Authority says it has taken delivery of 150,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, saying that of four million doses ordered from the pharmaceutical giant, one million have been received so far.

- Tests for toddlers -

Israel is to require Covid tests from next week for children as young as three to enter schools, swimming pools, hotels or gyms as infections surge despite an extensive adult vaccination campaign.

- China port shutdown -

Authorities suspend operations at a terminal in the world's third busiest cargo port at Ningbo-Zhoushan after a worker is infected as China tries to squash its worst outbreak in months.

- Helsinki restrictions -

Limits on public gatherings will be tightened in the Finnish capital as the country's infection rates hit a new daily high.

- 4.3 million dead -

The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,323,957 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 618,479 deaths, followed by Brazil with 565,748, India with 429,669, Mexico with 246,203 and Peru with 197,146.

With inputs from AFP.