Pakistan reports 126 corona deaths, 4,199 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:28 AM, 25 Aug, 2021
Pakistan reports 126 corona deaths, 4,199 infections in a day
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Pakistan has recorded an uptick in coronavirus deaths during the last 24 hours (Tuesday) as the authorities reported 126 deaths and 4,199 infections, showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 126 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 25,220 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,135,858 after adding the fresh 4,199 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), a total of 61,410 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.83 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), as many as 3,915 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,019,434. As of Wednesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 91,204.

As many as 424,139 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 383,742 in Punjab, 158,243 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 96,980 in Islamabad, 31,928 in Balochistan, 31,087 in Azad Kashmir and 9,739 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,633 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,698 in Sindh, 4,839 in KP, 855 in Islamabad, 686 in Azad Kashmir, 338 in Balochistan and 171 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Five billion shots -

More than five billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered around the world, according to an AFP tally based on official sources at 1430 GMT.

- 'Shocking disparity' -

The World Health Organization hits out at the "shocking disparity" in access to coronavirus vaccines, with only four countries in Africa able to meet their inoculation targets so far.

- Paralympics begin -

Japan's emperor declares the Tokyo Paralympics open in a nearly empty stadium, with athletes ready to defy stereotypes and shatter records despite a year-long pandemic delay.

- Israeli booster jabs for over 30s -

Israel lowers the age threshold to receive a third coronavirus booster dose to anyone aged 30 and above, as it continues to battle surging infections.

- And French third jabs for over 65s -

France's health watchdog recommends a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for people aged over 65 or considered at risk of developing serious forms of the disease.

- New Greek restrictions -

Greece's government announces an array of new restrictions and the end of free testing for those who remain unjabbed against Covid-19 in an effort to boost vaccination rates. 

- New Iran record toll -

Iran announces more than 700 deaths from the coronavirus, yet another high for the Islamic republic as it struggles to contain a surge in infections.

- Brunei deaths -

Brunei reports two coronavirus deaths, the first fatalities from Covid-19 in the Southeast Asian nation in over a year as it battles a fresh outbreak.

- Two billion euro hit for soccer -

The five major European football leagues took a nearly 2 billion euro hit ($2.35 billion) in matchday revenues last season after spectators were largely barred from attending matches due to the pandemic, says a report by consultancy KPMG.

- Hissene Habre dies -

Former Chadian president Hissene Habre, who was serving a life term in Senegal for war crimes and crimes against humanity, dies of Covid-19 aged 79.

- More than 4.4 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,439,888 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 629,411 deaths, followed by Brazil with 574,848, India with 435,110, Mexico 253,526 and Peru 197,921.

With inputs from AFP.