Pakistan posts another 52 corona deaths, 1,560 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 07:49 AM, 29 Sep, 2021
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Pakistan has registered another 52 coronavirus deaths and 1,560 infections during the last 24 hours (Tuesday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 52 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 27,690 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,243,375 after adding the fresh 1,560 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), a total of 48,836 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 3.19 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 3,948.

During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), as many as 2,970 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,167,189. As of Wednesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 48,506.

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As many as 456,897 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 430,353 in Punjab, 173,548 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 105,287 in Islamabad, 32,888 in Balochistan, 34,101 in Azad Kashmir and 10,311 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,595 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,379 in Sindh, 5,525 in KP, 922 in Islamabad, 737 in Azad Kashmir, 348 in Balochistan and 184 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Jabs for kids -

Pfizer and BioNTech says they have begun submitting data to the US Food and Drug Administration for the highly anticipated authorisation of their Covid-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11.

- Vaccine rights plea -

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa asks the World Trade Organization to suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines to bridge the huge gap in vaccination rates worldwide.

- Iranian opening -

Iran will resume issuing visas to foreign tourists from next month, officials say, after suspending services for 19 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

- Tokyo ends emergency -

A pandemic state of emergency targeting nightlife in Tokyo and other Japanese regions will end this week, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says, as cases nosedive nationwide.

- Chelsea's Kante positive -

N'Golo Kante is out of Chelsea's Champions League match against Juventus on Wednesday after testing positive for coronavirus.

- More than 4.7 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,752,875 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 690,426 deaths, followed by Brazil with 594,653, India with 447,373, Mexico 275,676 and Russia with 205,531.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the US with 2,403, followed by Russia with 852, a new record, and Iran with 289.

With inputs from AFP.