Daily coronavirus cases fall below 50 in Pakistan

NIH data shows positivity ratio plunging to 0.38%: India reports 4,777 fresh Covid infection, 23 deaths

By: News Desk
Published: 12:08 PM, 25 Sep, 2022
Daily coronavirus cases fall below 50 in Pakistan
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The everyday number of coronavirus infections in Pakistan has dropped to below 50 as the country reported 47 more coronavirus infections and no fatality during the last 24 hours (Saturday) with infectivity ratio dropping to 0.38 percent, showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Sunday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to NIH data, the death toll in the country remained the same at 30,612 while the number of total infections now stood at 1,572,316 after adding the fresh 47 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), 12,369 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 0.38 percent. The number of patients in critical care was recorded at 73.

India reports 4,777 fresh Covid infections, 23 deaths

India on Sunday reported 4,777 fresh Covid infections in the last 24 hours, against 4,912 Covid cases reported on previous day, said the Health Ministry.

In the same period, the country has recorded 23 more Covid-related deaths, taking the national fatalities tally to 5,28,510 as per the report.

Meanwhile, the active caseload of the country presently stands at 43,994 cases, accounting for 0.10 percent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 5,196 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,39,95,610. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.72 per cent.

Meanwhile, India's daily positivity rate has been reported to be 1.58 percent, while the weekly positivity rate in the country currently also stands at 1.63 percent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,02,283 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 89.36 crore.

As of Sunday morning, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 217.56 crore. Over 4.09 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

Spanish PM tests positive for Covid

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Sunday he had tested positive for Covid and temporarily suspended all engagements just two days after returning from the UN General Assembly meeting.

"This morning, I tested positive for Covid-19," Sanchez tweeted, adding he would not be attending a meeting of the Catalan region's Socialists in Barcelona.

Sanchez, who returned from New York on Friday, said he would continue working but take the utmost precautions.

On Friday, he is due to host a meeting in the southeastern city of Alicante of the MED7 group of southern European countries.

With inputs from AFP.