On a day when the number of deaths from the corona virus in neighboring India was 100,000, eight deaths were reported in Pakistan and 19 deaths and 553 cases were reported.
According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) on Saturday morning, the country recorded eight deaths from the coronavirus virus in the last 24 hours (Friday), bringing the number to 6,507. The total number is 313,984 with the addition of 553 new cases.
So far, Sindh is the worst affected province as far as corona virus cases are concerned, after Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
As of Friday, 137,783 cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 99,665 in Punjab, 37,908 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16,713 in Islamabad, 15,323 in Balochistan, 2,776 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit. In Baltistan, 3,816 cases have been confirmed.
In addition, 2,517 people have been infected in Sindh, 2,238 in Punjab, 1,260 in KP, 146 in Balochistan, 183 in Islamabad, 88 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 75 in Azad Kashmir. Have lost their lives because of
Pakistan has so far conducted 3,615,244 coronavirus tests and 35,071 tests in the last 24 hours. So far, 298,593 cases of coronavirus have been cured in the country while the condition of 511 patients is critical. The number of active cases in Pakistan is now 8,884.
The number of deaths due to the virus in India is 100,000
The death toll from the novel coronavirus in India rose to more than 100,000 on Saturday, with official figures showing that outbreaks continue to plague the world’s second most populous country.
A total of 100,842 people have now died, according to the Ministry of Health, making it the third deadliest country in the world, behind India and the United States and Brazil.
In terms of infections, India has recorded 6.47 million cases and is set to overtake the United States as the country with the highest number of infections in the coming weeks.
India’s population of 1.3 billion, however, is four times that of the United States, which has seen more than twice as many deaths, raising doubts about India’s official numbers.
“We do not know the reliability of the death rate in India,” economist T Jacob John told AFP.
“India does not have a public health monitoring system, and it documents all disease cases and deaths in real time,” he said.
Although about one million tests are performed daily in India, the rate of testing as a percentage of the population is much lower than in other countries.
According to the tracking website Worldmeter, for example, the United States has experienced more than five times as many people as India.
According to official figures, India’s actual numbers could be much worse than those obtained by a study measuring antibodies to the virus in the population.
On Tuesday, India’s leading epidemiological agency released a survey that found more than 60 million people – 10 times more than official figures.
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At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is moving to open up Asia’s third-largest economy, despite an increase in virus cases.
A severe lockdown imposed in March not only failed to stem the spread of the virus, but also left millions unemployed.
In the last quarter, the Indian economy – already struggling with the epidemic – shrunk by 24%, one of the fastest drops of any major economy.
Although international commercial flights are suspended, limited services are working to allow many citizens to return to their home countries.
Trains, metros, domestic flights, markets and restaurants have already reopened or resumed service with some restrictions.
On Wednesday, the government said that under certain conditions, all schools could reopen with cinemas and swimming pools.
The state of Uttar Pradesh, home to 200 million people, has been allowing religious ceremonies since October 15, paving the way for large gatherings for India’s upcoming festival season.
The state of Bihar will allow its 70 million voters to cast their ballots in the upcoming elections, one of the largest in the world since the onset of the epidemic.
Dildar Singh Rana, 57, said the hospitality industry in which he works has seen “devastation” and has no choice but to open up despite health risks.
“The virus is destabilizing … but we risk losing rivals with deep pockets, so we have to start our own business and start our own business,” he told AFP.
Abandoned during the lockdown, Priya Hemnani, 25, from Faizabad, said she believed the epidemic was having a huge impact on the mental health of Indians.
“Depression, anxiety disorders and stress have become part of my daily routine,” he told AFP.
With AFP inputs
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