Pakistan logs 23 more corona deaths, 901 cases, 2.02% positivity ratio

By: News Desk
Published: 08:03 AM, 27 Jun, 2021
Pakistan logs 23 more corona deaths, 901 cases, 2.02% positivity ratio
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The coronavirus pandemic continued to recede in Pakistan as only 23 people died of the Covid-19 whereas 901 were infected during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning.

As per the latest NCOC data, after the addition of 23 more deaths the toll now has surged to 22,211 whereas the number of confirmed cases stood at 954,743 after adding 901 fresh ones.

During the past 24 hours (Saturday), 1,347 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 900,291.

   As of Sunday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 32,241, while the positivity rate stood at 2.02 percent.

As many as 335,555 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 345,796 in Punjab, 137,628 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 82,565 in Islamabad, 27,003 in Balochistan, 20,212 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 5,984 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Moreover, 10,721 individuals have so far lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab, 5,410 in Sindh, 4,304 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 776 in Islamabad, 582 in Azad Kashmir, 307 in Balochistan, and 111 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Pakistan has conducted 44,544 tests during the past 24 hours (Saturday) out of which 901 persons were tested positive for the disease. 

 GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Sydney locks down again -

Sydney, Australia's largest city, begins a two-week lockdown Saturday to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of the Delta variant.

More than 80 Covid-19 cases have been reported so far in an infection surge linked to an international flight crew transported to a quarantine hotel from the airport.

- Bangladesh announces tough new shutdown -

Bangladesh will begin a tough new lockdown Monday, after a "dangerous and alarming" surge in Delta variant cases.

All government and private offices in the country of around 170 million people will be shut for a week and only medical-related transport will be allowed.

- Record Covid deaths in Saint Petersburg -

Russia's Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg reports the country's highest daily Covid-19 toll for a city since the start of the pandemic.

The city, which has already hosted six Euro 2020 matches and is due to host a quarter final on Friday, recorded 107 virus deaths over the last 24 hours. 

- Delta variant dominant in Portugal -

The Delta variant that has sparked a resurgence of Covid cases in Portugal is now the most prevalent variant, health authorities' data show.

In the worst-hit areas such as Lisbon, officials have introduced shorter opening hours and lower occupancy rates for businesses and restaurants, as well as restrictions on weekend travel.

- More than 3.9 million dead - 

The pandemic has killed at least 3,912,551 people since the virus first emerged in December 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data at 1600 GMT.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 603,522 deaths, followed by Brazil with 511,142, India with 394,493 Mexico 232,346 and Peru 191,447.

The World Health Organization says up to three times more people have died directly or indirectly due to the pandemic than official figures suggest.

With inputs from AFP.