Positivity ratio drops to 4.10% as corona kills 81 amid NCOC warning

By: News Desk      Published: 08:42 AM, 21 Sep, 2021
Positivity ratio drops to 4.10% as corona kills 81 amid NCOC warning
Travellers exit from the International arrivals door at Miami International Airport after the US government announced to ease airline restrictions on travel into the United States for vaccinated people.–AFP

The positivity ratio took another deep plunge as the coronavirus claimed 81 more lives in Pakistan. Still, the National Command and Operation (NCOC) issued a stern warning to the people who have not yet been vaccinated.

In an early-morning warning through a tweet uploaded on Tuesday, the NCOC alerted unvaccinated people that they will be barred from ‘daily-life’ facilities if they do not get themselves vaccinated by October 1.

The NCOC further advised the people to complete their vaccination process as soon as possible and keep their life going.

The latest NCOC warning came as the Covid-19 cases have been showing signs of subsiding for many days now and even the latest NCOC figures showed that the infections are on the declines.

The country registered another 81 deaths and 1,897 infections by coronavirus during the last 24 hours (Monday), showed the statistics released by the NCOC on Tuesday morning.

As per the NCOC data, after the addition of 81 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 27,327 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,227,905 after adding the fresh 1,897 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), a total of 46,231 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 4.10 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 4,846.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), as many as 2,618 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,137,656. As of Tuesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 62,922.

As many as 451,448 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 423,670 in Punjab, 171,589 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 104,348 in Islamabad, 32,772 in Balochistan, 33,821 in Azad Kashmir and 10,257 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,449 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,289 in Sindh, 5,426 in KP, 904 in Islamabad, 733 in Azad Kashmir, 344 in Balochistan and 182 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis.

- US to end travel ban -

The United States announces it will lift Covid travel bans on all passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.

- Pfizer 'OK for kids' -

Pfizer and BioNTech say trial results showed their vaccine was safe for children aged five to 11 and that they would soon seek regulatory approval for using it at a lower dose.

- India to resume vaccine exports -

India will resume exporting Covid-19 vaccines from October, five months after it halted sending supplies overseas as it battled a deadly wave of infections, the health minister says.

- Pavement for Bolsonaro -

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro eats  pizza on the sidewalk in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly, likely because he doesn't meet the city's Covid-19 vaccine requirements for indoor dining.

- Finnish pupils sing again -

The sounds of melodious young voices returns to schools in the Finnish capital after education chiefs relax a coronavirus ban on singing in class.

- Nearly 4.7 million dead - 

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,689,140 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally from official sources.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 673,765 deaths, followed by Brazil with 590,752, India with 445,133 deaths, Mexico with 271,503 deaths and Peru with 199,066.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Russia with 778 new deaths, followed by Malaysia with 376 and Iran with 344.

With inputs from AFP.