Pakistan posts 91 corona deaths, 4,075 infections in 24 hours

By: News Desk      Published: 08:29 AM, 24 Aug, 2021
Pakistan posts 91 corona deaths, 4,075 infections in 24 hours
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Another 91 people breathed their last and 4,075 were infected by coronavirus throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Monday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 91 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 25,094 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,131,659 after adding the fresh 5,075 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), a total of 59,943 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.79 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), as many as 2,857 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,015,519. As of Sunday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 91,046.

As many as 422,418 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 382,332 in Punjab, 157,721 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 96,771 in Islamabad, 31,865 in Balochistan, 30,865 in Azad Kashmir and 9,687 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,605 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,627 in Sindh, 4,819 in KP, 852 in Islamabad, 685 in Azad Kashmir, 336 in Balochistan and 170 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Pfizer gets full approval -

The US Food and Drug Administration fully approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, a move expected to trigger a new wave of vaccine mandates as the Delta variant batters the country.

- Starting with the Pentagon... -

The Pentagon says it will order all active and reserve troops to be vaccinated for Covid-19 after the full approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

And New York announces a vaccine mandate for all public school staff, including teachers and principals.

- China: zero local cases -

China reports no new domestic cases, and Beijing appears poised to bring to heel the pandemic's most serious resurgence in months with mass testing and targeted lockdowns.

- Catalonia curfew -

A Spanish court rejects a request by the regional government of Catalonia to reimpose a virus curfew in Barcelona and dozens of other cities, arguing the measure was "disproportionate" as infections have fallen.

- Jabbing in the future -

Britain announces it will take delivery of a further 35 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in the second half of next year to "future-proof" its jabs rollout.

- Lebanon to reopen classrooms -

Students in Lebanon will return to the classroom starting in September, the education minister says.

- School jabs in Israel -

Israel says it will offer vaccinations to students on school grounds as it announces the school year will open on time next week, despite surging cases.

- Changing of the Guard back -

Soldiers in bearskin hats and red tunics march outside Buckingham Palace in London for the first Changing of the Guard ceremony since the pandemic began.

- But not the Prague Marathon -

Prague Marathon organisers say they have cancelled this year's edition on October 9 of the race because of local Covid rules.

- More than 4.4 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,430,846 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 628,503 deaths, followed by Brazil with 574,527, India with 434,756, Mexico 253,155 and Peru 197,879.

 

With inputs from AFP.