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Daily infections surge to nearly 2,500 in past 24 hours, recoveries also see a slight uptick as 2,122 beat COVID-19; 1,597 queries on lockdowns received by Punjab authorities from October to December, 189 of which were complaints of SOP violations; PIMS representative claims eight wards had already reached full capacity, near impossible to take in more coronavirus patients.
NCOC notifies Sindh that vaccine consignments previously expected to reach the province by January 15 will be delayed; samples of five UK returnees to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa sent to NIH to determine presence of B.1.1.7 variant that emerged in the UK recently; federal cabinet approves relaxation of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority to acquire vaccine from either of six firms registered with the NIH.
A study published in the Royal Society Open Science journal found that masks are highly effective in blocking large virus-laden droplets, with a 99.9% reduced dispersion incidence. For more updates on the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, keep reading.
CanSinoBIO vaccine candidate expected to begin registration as just 20% of volunteer pool remains, clinical trials of an Australian vaccine may begin in January of next year. For more updates on the second wave, keep scrolling.
998 people have succumbed to COVID-19 since Dec 1, while mid-Dec proving to be the deadliest day since the second wave began. ...
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan stated that the current juncture of the second wave of the pandemic in terms of daily case fatalities is parallel to how it was during June. 105 new deaths were reported for the first time on June 8, while yesterday similar figures were recorded, pushing the national death toll over 9,000.
Dow University of Health Sciences researchers testing the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy have noted 100% recovery of severe patients and 50%-60% recovery among critical patients during clinical trials. For more stories in the COVID-19 second wave, keep scrolling.
Three doctors have died of complications from COVID in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab as death toll from pandemic hit 8,905 in the country. For more updates on the second wave, keep reading.
As many as 36 people succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease on Sunday. Daily positivity rate fell slightly to 7.42% as 2,362 out of 31,830 collected samples returned positive, while 1,719 managed to beat the virus, indicating a recovery rate of 87.3%. For more updates on the coronavirus second wave, keep reading.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan states that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available in Pakistan by March, and will be issued to the general populace in its third phase of immunization. For more updates on the second wave, keep reading.