Positivity ratio dips as Pakistan logs 67 corona deaths, 3,711 cases

By: News Desk      Published: 08:33 AM, 15 Aug, 2021
Positivity ratio dips as Pakistan logs 67 corona deaths, 3,711 cases
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Another 67 people breathed their last and 3,711 were infected by coronavirus amid plunging positivity rate throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed the figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 67 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 24,406 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,098,410 after adding the fresh 3,711 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), a total of 54,204 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.8 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), as many as 3,041 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 986,795. As of Sunday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 87,209.

As many as 410,766 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 371,605 in Punjab, 152,197 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 93,783 in Islamabad, 31,556 in Balochistan, 29,187 in Azad Kashmir and 9,316 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,347 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,413 in Sindh, 4,654 in KP, 831 in Islamabad, 664 in Azad Kashmir, 334 in Balochistan and 163 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Russia registers record daily deaths -

For a third day running, Russia records its highest daily death toll, with 819 fatalities reported over the past 24 hours. 

- Australia tightens Sydney lockdown -

Australia's biggest city announces tighter Covid restrictions including heavier fines and stricter policing as authorities battle to contain a Delta outbreak.

- Iran tightens restrictions -

Iran announces fresh curbs to combat the spread of Covid-19 as deaths and infections surge and the country tries to speed up its vaccination campaign.

- Guatemala declares health emergency -

President Alejandro Giammattei announces a new state of emergency, including an overnight curfew from Sunday to contain a surge in Covid infections driven by the Delta variant.

- DRCongo finally gets more vaccines -

The Democratic Republic of Congo receives a batch of more than 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the United Kingdom, after 35 days of having no supplies, the health ministry announces.

- New protests against France's Covid pass -

Protesters opposing a health pass championed by President Emmanuel Macron to defeat Covid-19 mass across France for the fifth successive weekend, but official figures suggest the numbers are down on last week.

- More than 4.3 million dead -

The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,347,979 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 621,060 deaths, followed by Brazil with 567,862, India with 430,732, Mexico 247,414 and Peru 197,279.

With inputs from AFP.