Pakistan has reported a total of 689 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, while the positivity rate was recorded at 1.62 per cent. This is the lowest daily number the country has recorded since June 21.

Around 42,476 tests were conducted and the active case count across the country has now dropped to 41,754. Meanwhile, 18 more people lost their lives to the virus, taking the countrywide death toll to 28,152, as per latest figures shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The total caseload in the country has now reached to 1,259,648, while the country has reported a total of 1,189,742 recoveries since the inception of virus. The NCOC states that there are no patients currently on ventilators in Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Among active cases, 2,280 patients are still in critical condition.

The breakdown of cases and deaths during the last 24 hours is given below.

  • Sindh: 308 cases, 5 deaths
  • Punjab: 245 cases, 7 deaths
  • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: 74 cases, 5 deaths
  • Islamabad: 48 cases, 1 death
  • Balochistan: 7 cases
  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 4 cases
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 3 cases

941,911 people vaccinated in Pakistan on October 11

NCOC issues guidelines for Rabiul Awwal events

The NCOC has issued special guidelines for holding Milads and Seeratun Nabi (PBUH) conferences in the month of Rabiul Awwal.

The forum has directed the authorities concerned to ensure strict adherence to the coronavirus SOPs during the events. The authorities have been directed to ensure social distancing, face masks and therman screening restrictions.

As per guidelines, the venues for milads and other events should be open and spacious where a six feet distance in the seating arrangement must be ensured. NCOC has also decided that only those rallies and events will be allowed to happen that have been approved by the government. While all Naat reciters and scholars are required to get fully vaccinated before attending Rabi ul Awal events.

The NCOC also directed people to avoid physical contact with sacred objects.

Global case load

Globally, the coronavirus caseload has crossed 238.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.85 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.49 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As per the latest data gathered by the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) on Tuesday morning, the current global caseload, death toll and the total number number of vaccine doses administered stood at 238,237,900, 4,856,841 and 6,492,184,851, respectively.

 

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 44,453,347 and 714,058, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,971,607 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,5782,738), the UK (8,232,081), Russia (7,687,559), Turkey (7,475,085), France (7,157,206), Iran (5,716,394), Argentina (5,266,275), Spain (4,977,448), Colombia (4,973,325), Italy (4,701,832), Germany (4,323,346), Indonesia (4,228,552) and Mexico (3,723,235), the CSSE figures showed.


From : pk.mashable.com

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