The covid-19 positivity rate in Pakistan has again reached 3 per cent after 1,119 more infections were reported in the last 24 hours. Total active cases in the country are not at 36,215, as per latest figures shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Some 37,196 tests were conducted across the country on Wednesday, including 13,755 in Sindh, 7,619 in Punjab, 9,527 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 4,419 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,030 in Balochistan, 372 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and 474 in AJK.

46 more people have lost their lives to the virus during the said time period, taking the death toll to 21,874. While 2,763 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.

Most deaths, during the past 24 hours, have occurred in the Punjab followed by Sindh. Out of the total 46 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours 18 of them had died who were under treatment on ventilators.

2,494 infected patients are under treatment in critical care.

In the last 24 hours, Punjab has recorded 133 covid-19 cases and 19 deaths, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa reported 161 new cases and seven deaths, Balochistan reported 78 coronavirus cases, Islamabad reported 26 cases, AJK reported 22 cases and 1 death, while Gilgit-Baltistan reported 11 cases.

Educational institutions reopen in KP

All schools of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has resumed in-person classes across the province on Thursday after following a notification issued by Education Department KP on Wednesday.

The notification to reopen schools was issued after a nominal relief was witnessed in hot weather conditions. It said all the district education officers had been informed to ensure compliance of the notification.

As per the notification all KP schools would remain open from 07:00 AM to 10:00 AM by strictly observing the prescribed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

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Global case load

Globally, the covid-19 caseload has crossed 176.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.83 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 176,960,993 and 3,830,127, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,498,145 and 600,648, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,498,145 cases. While in terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 493,693 fatalities.


From : pk.mashable.com

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