Pakistan posts 95 more corona deaths, 4,016 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:03 AM, 27 Aug, 2021
Pakistan posts 95 more corona deaths, 4,016 infections in a day
People dressed as Marvel Avengers characters pose in Times Square in New York City as a back-to-school coronavirus vaccination information campaign launched.–AFP

Another 95 people died and 4,016 were infected by coronavirus throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Thursday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 95 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 25,415 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,144,341 after adding the fresh 4,016 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), a total of 62,496 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.42 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), as many as 3,235 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,026,082. As of Friday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 92,844.

As many as 427,037 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 386,578 in Punjab, 159,483 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 97,956 in Islamabad, 32,014 in Balochistan, 31,478 in Azad Kashmir and 9,795 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,706 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,766 in Sindh, 4,884 in KP, 860 in Islamabad, 689 in Azad Kashmir, 338 in Balochistan and 172 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- 2 mn US jabs for Africa -

The United States is shipping more than two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Algeria, Ghana and Yemen, the White House says, as Africa battles a third wave.

- Japan halts Moderna jabs -

Japan will halt the use of 1.63 million doses of Moderna's vaccine after reports of contamination in several vials, drugmaker Takeda and the health ministry say.

- Russia hits new daily deaths record -

Russia records its highest daily death toll with 820 fatalities as the country struggles with the aggressive Delta variant and slowing vaccination rates.

- Latin America deal -

Pfizer and BioNTech join forces with Brazilian pharmaceutical company Eurofarma to distribute doses in Latin America, with production to start next year and at full capacity produce 100 million doses.

- More than 4.4 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,461,431 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 632,272 deaths, followed by Brazil with 576,645, India with 436,365, Mexico 255,452 and Peru 198,031.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new daily deaths were the US with 2,322, followed by Indonesia with 1,041 and Mexico with 986.

With inputs from AFP.