Pakistan posts 27 more corona deaths, 1,086 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:18 AM, 15 Oct, 2021
Pakistan posts 27 more corona deaths, 1,086 infections in a day
A resident receives the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.–AFP

Pakistan has registered another 27 deaths and 1,086 infections from the coronavirus pandemic 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 statistics, after the addition of 27 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 28,228 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,262,771 after adding the fresh 1,086 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), a total of 43,590 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 2.02 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 2,132.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), as many as 1,415 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,194,590. As of Friday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 39,953.

As many as 464,746 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 437,316 in Punjab, 176,501 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 106,357 in Islamabad, 33,108 in Balochistan, 34,380 in Azad Kashmir and 10,363 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,821 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,520 in Sindh, 5,673 in KP, 936 in Islamabad, 740 in Azad Kashmir, 352 in Balochistan and 186 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- TB on the rise -

Tuberculosis is on the rise again globally for the first time in a decade, linked to disruptions in access to healthcare because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization says.

- US jobless breakthrough -

Applications for US unemployment benefits have dipped below 300,000 for the first time since the pandemic began, a milestone in the labour market's recovery from the devastation wrought by the virus last year.

- Burundi gets jabs -

Burundi, one of the last countries in the world to inoculate its people against Covid-19, receives its first batch of vaccines -- China's Sinopharm -- after a major about-turn by the government.

- Cocktail examined -

Europe's drug watchdog says it has started evaluating AstraZeneca's anti-Covid cocktail called Evusheld, which could eventually lead to the authorisation of its use in the EU.

- Russia gets worse -

Russia's daily death toll continues to spiral towards 1,000 a day, with a new record of 986 deaths, bringing the country's total fatalities to 220,315 -- the highest toll in Europe.

- Over 4.8 million dead - 

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,870,405 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Thursday. 

The US has suffered the most Covid-related deaths at 719,530, followed by Brazil with 601,574, India 451,435, Mexico 283,193 and Russia 220,315.

The countries with the most new deaths were the US with 3,108, followed by Russia with 986 and Mexico with 420.

Taking into account excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the World Health Organization estimates the overall death toll could be two to three times higher.

With inputs from AFP.