Uptick in corona deaths as Pakistan records 4,191 infections

By: News Desk      Published: 07:57 AM, 28 Aug, 2021
Uptick in corona deaths as Pakistan records 4,191 infections
A worker prepares to fill the petrol tank of a motorbike next to a banner warning customers about the guidelines that from September onwards only Covid-19 coronavirus vaccinated customers will be allowed to purchase the fuel in Punjab.–AFP

Another 120 people died and 4,191 were infected by coronavirus throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Friday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 120 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 25,535 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,148,532 after adding the fresh 4,191 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), a total of 61,306 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 6.83 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), as many as 3,848 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,029,930. As of Saturday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 93,107.

As many as 428,254 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 388,296 in Punjab, 160,088 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 98,339 in Islamabad, 32,111 in Balochistan, 31,649 in Azad Kashmir and 9,835 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,759 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,803 in Sindh, 4,909 in KP, 861 in Islamabad, 693 in Azad Kashmir, 338 in Balochistan and 172 in Gilgit Baltistan.


Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- US eviction moratorium ends -

The US Supreme Court blocks the extension of a federal moratorium on evictions, ending a protection granted to millions who have struggled to afford rent during the pandemic.

- Sri Lanka extends curfew -

Sri Lanka extends a stringent coronavirus curfew for another week after reporting its highest daily death toll of more than 200.

- Denmark to lift curbs -

Denmark will lift all of its Covid-19 restrictions by September 10, health officials say, as the virus no longer poses "a threat to society" due to the country's broad vaccination coverage.

- NZ extends lockdown -

New Zealand extends into next week a national lockdown sparked by a Delta virus outbreak, but warns restrictions will last longer in the infection epicentre of Auckland.

- Year-long symptoms -

Fatigue and shortness of breath still afflict many patients a year after their hospitalisation for Covid-19, according to a new Chinese study calling for a better understanding of the pandemic's long-term health effects.

- More than 4.4 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,472,486 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 633,564 deaths, followed by Brazil with 577,565, India with 436,861, Mexico 256,287 and Peru 198,064.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new daily deaths were the US with 1,238, followed by Brazil with 920 and Mexico with 835.


With inputs from AFP.