Pak reports 228 corona cases, three deaths in 24 hours

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Pakistan has reported three deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases has surged to 1,570,016. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 30,591 on Sunday.

According to the latest figures by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least 228 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 across the country in the past 24 hours.

Pakistan has conducted 19,041 tests in the past 24 hours while the COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 1.2 percent. Number of patients in critical care has fallen to 114.

As per the NIH data, the death toll in the country has now risen to 30,590 with the addition of three new fatalities while the number of total infections now stood at 1,570,016 after adding the fresh 228 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), 19,041 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 1.20 percent. The number of patients in critical care was recorded at 114.

New coronavirus variants are most likely to emerge this winter but existing vaccines should protect people from serious illness and death, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on 3 September.

The following comment arrived after the 27-nation European Union prepares to roll out a booster campaign ahead of a feared wave of new coronavirus cases later this year.

“It will include a mix of newly-approved jabs adapted for the now dominant Omicron strain, and the original vaccines developed to fight the virus that first emerged in China in 2019,” the EMA vaccines chief Marco Cavaleri said. However, it added that people should not wait for a specific vaccine.

“There might be a completely new variant emerging that we are not able to predict today,” Marco Cavaleri added.—NNI/INP

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