Pakistan lists 39 more corona deaths, 1,742 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:00 AM, 30 Sep, 2021
Pakistan lists 39 more corona deaths, 1,742 infections in a day
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Pakistan has reported another 39 coronavirus deaths and 1,742 infections during the last 24 hours (Wednesday), showed the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 39 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 27,729 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,245,127 after adding the fresh 1,742 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Wednesday), a total of 52,635 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 3.30 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 3,768.

During the last 24 hours (Wednesday), as many as 2,377 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,169,566. As of Thursday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 47,832.

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As many as 457,458 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 431,092 in Punjab, 173,796 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 105,417 in Islamabad, 32,916 in Balochistan, 34,127 in Azad Kashmir and 10,321 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,617 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,382 in Sindh, 5,537 in KP, 923 in Islamabad, 738 in Azad Kashmir, 348 in Balochistan and 184 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- YouTube standoff -

Russia threatens to block YouTube and take other retaliatory measures, after the US video-sharing platform blocks the German-language channels of state broadcaster RT for violating coronavirus disinformation rules.

- YouTube takes on anti-vaxxers -

YouTube says it will remove videos that falsely claim approved vaccines are dangerous, as social networks seek to crack down on health misinformation around Covid-19 and other diseases.

- Slovenia suspends J&J -

Slovenia temporarily suspends vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson after a 20-year-old woman died of a brain haemorrhage and blood clots just days after getting a jab.

- No pay in Gaza -

Civil servants in Gaza who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 and contract the virus will not be paid during sick leave, the Palestinian enclave's Islamist rulers Hamas say.

- Israeli-Arab hotspots -

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett urges new efforts to promote coronavirus vaccination within Arab communities, which are now the leading hotspots of Covid transmission.

- IP rights call -

Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Wamkele Mene, calls for a review of "outdated" intellectual property rights to enable Covid-19 vaccine production on the severely under-immunised African continent.

- Algeria makes Chinese jab -

Algeria launches production of the Chinese Coronavac anti-Covid vaccine, in partnership with Chinese firm Sinovac. The Constantine factory aims to make eight million doses a month.

- Spain throws open stadiums -

Spanish football clubs will be allowed to open their stadiums to 100 percent capacity from this weekend after national restrictions brought in to combat the Covid-19 pandemic were lifted. Some local restrictions, however, remain in place.

- More than 4.7 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,762,596 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 692,975 deaths, followed by Brazil with 595,446, India with 447,751, Mexico 276,376 and Russia 206,388.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 2,070 new deaths, followed by Russia with 857, a new record, and Brazil with 793. 

With inputs from AFP.