Pakistan records 118 more corona deaths, 3,838 infections in a day

By: News Desk      Published: 08:20 AM, 31 Aug, 2021
Pakistan records 118 more corona deaths, 3,838 infections in a day
Students prepare to enter their school in Karachi after the government reopened educational institutes that were closed as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.–AFP

Another 118 people died and 3,838 were infected by coronavirus throughout Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Monday), showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 118 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 25,788 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,160,119 after adding the fresh 3,838 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), a total of 52,112 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 7.36 percent.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), as many as 2,837 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,039,758. As of Tuesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 94,573.

As many as 431,636 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 393,136 in Punjab, 161,853 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 99,263 in Islamabad, 32,230 in Balochistan, 32,095 in Azad Kashmir and 9,906 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,876 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 6,875 in Sindh, 4,963 in KP, 866 in Islamabad, 697 in Azad Kashmir, 338 in Balochistan and 173 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Here are the global developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- WHO raises Europe alarm -

The World Health Organization says it fears another 236,000 Covid-19 deaths in Europe by December 1, expressing concern about stagnating vaccination rates and low uptake in poorer countries.

- EU curbs US, Israel travel -

The European Union removes six territories including the United States from its list of countries exempted from restrictions on non-essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

The other countries are Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia.

- 10m doses for Africa -

France will be providing 10 million doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines for Africa over the next three months, President Emmanuel Macron's office announces.

- Malaysian PM misses inauguration -

Malaysia's new prime minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, misses the inauguration of his own cabinet after coming into contact with someone infected with the coronavirus and being forced to self-isolate.

- Jakarta reopens schools -

Hundreds of schools in Jakarta open to students, as some parents resist the return to in-person learning weeks after Indonesia overtook India and Brazil as the pandemic's global epicentre.

- 4.5 million dead -

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,500,620 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 637,539 deaths, followed by Brazil with 579,308, India with 438,210, Mexico 258,165 and Peru 198,167.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new daily deaths were Russia with 792, Indonesia with 568 and India 380.

With inputs from AFP.