Pakistan adds up 75 corona deaths, 3,842 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:01 AM, 22 Aug, 2021
Pakistan adds up 75 corona deaths, 3,842 infections in a day
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Another 75 people breathed their last and 3,842 were infected by coronavirus throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 75 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 24,923 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,123,812 after adding the fresh 3,842 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), a total of 53,527 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 7.1 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), as many as 3,477 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,009,555. As of Sunday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 89,334.

As many as 419,810 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 379,574 in Punjab, 156,365 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 96,030 in Islamabad, 31,819 in Balochistan, 30,597 in Azad Kashmir and 9,617 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,527 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,590 in Sindh, 4,772 in KP, 851 in Islamabad, 678 in Azad Kashmir, 335 in Balochistan and 170 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Sixth weekend of French demos -

Tens of thousands protest in France for the sixth weekend against vaccination policies they say restrict liberty by imposing jabs and barring the unvaccinated from public venues.

- Hundreds arrested in Australia -

Hundreds are detained after violent clashes between anti-lockdown protesters and police in  Australia's two largest cities as the country recorded its sharpest rise in daily cases since the pandemic began.

- Iran puts Covid fight first -

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi says his new government will put tackling Covid and accelerating vaccinations ahead of reviving the economy.

- NYC 'homecoming' gig -

Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Paul Simon are to play at a massive Central Park concert meant to signal New York City's "homecoming" after the pandemic's devastation there.

- Palau loses virus-free tag -

Palau reports its first cases of coronavirus after two travellers from Guam tested positive. The tiny Pacific nation had been one of only 14 countries not to have had a case.

- Indian vaccine approved -

India authorises the emergency use of a second homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D, by pharmaceutical firm Zydus Cadila, which is also the first approved for children older than 12 in the country.

- Treatment hope -

AstraZeneca announces positive results from a trial of a Covid-19 treatment that uses a drug made from a combination of two antibodies.

- 4.4 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,415,382 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data. 

The US is the worst-affected country with 627,845 deaths, followed by Brazil with 573,511, India with 433,964, Mexico 252,080 and Peru 197,752.

With inputs from AFP.