Pakistan reports 3 corona deaths only

By: News Desk      Published: 07:49 AM, 22 Nov, 2021
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Pakistan has recorded only three fatalities and 322 infections from the coronavirus pandemic during the last 24 hours (Sunday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday morning,

As per the NCOC data, after the addition of three new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 28,662 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,282,194 after adding the fresh 322 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Sunday), a total of 37,148 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 0.86 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 1,043.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Triple-jab Putin -

Russian leader Vladimir Putin says he has had his third Covid vaccine injection, telling viewers of Rossiya 24 that his Sputnik V jab had been painless.

- Dutch arrests over riots -

Dutch police arrest 19 people over riots in The Hague after the country was rocked by a second night of violence over the government's coronavirus measures.

Officers in riot gear charged hundreds of demonstrators who set fire to bicycles and an electric moped piled in the middle of a busy intersection on Saturday night. 

- Brussels boils over -

In neighbouring Belgium, police used tear gas and water cannon as a Brussels protest involving several thousand people turned violent, with anger growing against Covid-19 measures including the health pass.

- Thousands out in Austria -

Some 6,000 gathered in the Austrian city of Linz in a protest organised by a new political party, a day after 40,000 marched in Vienna over a partial lockdown.

On Friday, Austria became the first EU country to announce it will make Covid vaccinations mandatory.

- Guadeloupe looting -

More looting overnight in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe led to 37 new arrests, police say, after protests against the coronavirus vaccine pass spiralled into violence over the last week.

Dozens of elite police and counter-terrorism officers are expected to arrive from mainland France on Sunday to bolster local forces.

- French daily cases double -

Coronavirus infections are rising at an alarming rate in France, the government says after new daily cases nearly doubled over the past week, rising to 17,153 on Saturday.

"The fifth wave is starting at lightning speed," government spokesman Gabrial Attal said.

- Bayern unvaxxed blow -

German football team Bayern Munich is hit by a fresh blow, with four more unvaccinated players joining star Joshua Kimmich in quarantine.

Hours after reports emerged that the club was docking the pay of unvaccinated players put in quarantine, Bayern says Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance also had to be isolated over contact with an individual who tested positive.

- More than 5.1 million dead - 

The coronavirus has killed at least 5,144,573 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT Sunday. 

The United States has suffered the most Covid-related deaths with 771,013, followed by Brazil with 612,587, India with 465,662, Mexico with 292,372 and Russia with 264,095.

The countries with the most new deaths were Russia with 1,252, followed by Poland with 382 and Ukraine with 377. Reporting numbers are often lower on weekends.

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

With inputs from AFP.