Pakistan posts only 6 corona deaths

NCOC data shows 572 infections, 1.36% positivity ratio registered in last 24 hours

By: News Desk      Published: 08:43 AM, 26 Oct, 2021
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Children have their faces made up as they wait to be inoculated with Cuban vaccines Abdala and Soberana in Managua.–AFP

Pakistan has recorded only six deaths and 572 infections from the coronavirus pandemic during the last 24 hours (Monday) a clear sign that the fourth Covid-19 wave was on its way out, showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of six new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 28,392 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,269,806 after adding the fresh 572 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), a total of 42,096 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 1.35 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 1,517.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), as many as 310 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,217,218. As of Tuesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 24,196.

As many as 468,164 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 439,307 in Punjab, 177,553 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 106,749 in Islamabad, 33,204 in Balochistan, 34,443 in Azad Kashmir and 10,386 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Moreover, 12,898 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,551 in Sindh, 5,724 in KP, 938 in Islamabad, 740 in Azad Kashmir, 355 in Balochistan and 186 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Moderna safe for kids -

US pharmaceutical giant Moderna reports a "robust neutralising antibody response" to its Covid vaccine in children aged 6-11 and says it will submit the trial data to global regulators soon.

- EU examines treatment -

The EU's medicines watchdog says it has started a review of an oral Covid drug from the US pharmaceutical firm Merck, raising hopes for an easy-to-administer treatment to reduce serious or deadly cases

- Iran reopens -

Iran reopens its doors to tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 after almost 20 months of closure due to the pandemic, media in the Islamic republic report.

- China battles outbreak -

Tens of thousands of people in northern China are placed under strict stay-at-home orders as authorities seek to stamp out a growing outbreak in the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics.

- Fake jab certificates -

Russian authorities investigate three nurses and a doctor in Saint Petersburg accused of selling fake coronavirus vaccination certificates, as the country faces a deadly new wave. 

- Over 4.9 million dead - 

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,945,746 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Monday. 

The US has suffered the most Covid-related deaths with 735,941, followed by Brazil with 605,644, India with 454,712, Mexico with 286,346 and Russia with 231,669.

The countries with the most new deaths were Russia with 1,069, followed by India with 443 and Romania with 389.

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

With inputs from AFP.