Pakistan records uptick in corona cases, deaths, positivity ratio

By: News Desk      Published: 08:00 AM, 25 Jul, 2021
Pakistan records uptick in corona cases, deaths, positivity ratio
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The coronavirus cases and infections recorded an uptick in Pakistan during the last 24 hours as another 45 people died and 2,819 infected by the Covid-19, showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning.

As per the latest NCOC figures, with the addition of 45 new deaths the toll has now soared to 23,016 whereas the total number of cases has now climbed up to 1,004,694 after adding 2,819 new ones.

During the past 24 hours (Friday), as many as 1,176 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 925,958. As of Sunday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 55,720 whereas the positivity ratio has recorded 6.32 percent.

As many as 364,784 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 352,682 in Punjab, 141,627 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 85,519 in Islamabad, 29,494 in Balochistan, 22,886 in Azad Kashmir and 7,702 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Moreover, 10,939 individuals have so far lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab, 5,814 in Sindh, 4,417 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 792 in Islamabad, 610 in Azad Kashmir, 322 in Balochistan and 122 in Gilgit Baltistan.

 

 GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Global protests against virus measures -

More than 100,000 people take to the streets in Australia, France, Greece and Italy in protests against lockdowns, compulsory vaccination plans and efforts to prod reluctant citizens into getting jabs through sanctions against the unvaccinated. There are some clashes with police.

- 10-day Spanish quarantine -

Spain is to impose a 10-day anti-Covid quarantine on travellers from Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia and Namibia from July 27, the government says. 

- Hanoi locks down -

Vietnam places all eight million people in the capital under lockdown on Saturday in a bid to stem rising cases of Covid-19. After containing the epidemic last year, Vietnam has seen cases soar since late April, and about a third of its 100 million people are already under lockdown. 

- Russian aid for Cuba -

Russia says it has sent two planes full of humanitarian aid, including one million masks, to Cuba to help cope with a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases and the US economic embargo. 

- Concern over Lebanese hospitals -

Lebanon's economic collapse and electricity shortages are making hospitals vulnerable and less equipped to deal with a possible new wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, says Firass Abiad, director of the country's largest public hospital.

- Latin American cases top 40 million -

The Latin American and Caribbean region, which has seen the most deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, passes the 40-million-case mark on Saturday, according to an AFP tally based on official figures. More than 1.3 million people have died in the region.

With inputs from AFP.