Pakistan has recorded a total of 1,453 fresh infections due to coronavirus in the past 24 hours, while the positivity rate was recorded at 2.82 per cent. Around 51,343 tests were conducted across the country and the active case count has now reached 44,395.
Meanwhile, 46 more people lost their lives to the virus, taking the nationwide death toll to 28,032, as per latest figures shared by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).
The total number of confirmed cases in the country has jumped to 1,255,321. Since the emergence of the first covid-19 case in Pakistan, the country has conducted 19,736,872 total tests so far.
Overall 1,182,894 people have regained their health from the pandemic, while 2,934 are still in critical condition.
According to province-wise breakup, Sindh has reported 461,869 cases and Punjab 434,647 infections so far.
Statistics 7 Oct 21:
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 51,343
Positive Cases: 1453
Positivity %: 2.82%
Deaths : 46
Patients on Critical Care: 2934
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) October 7, 2021
The breakdown of cases and deaths reported in the last 24 hours is given below.
- Punjab: 508 new cases, 20 deaths
- Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa: 200 new cases, 5 deaths
- Balochistan: 22 new cases
- Islamabad: 91 cases
- AJK: 21 cases, 1 death
- Gilgit-Baltistan: No new cases or deaths
1,100,665 people vaccinated in Pakistan in last 24 hours
Pakistan: Daily update on #vaccine doses administered
Total doses administered till now: 88.7 million
Doses administered in last 24 hours: 11 Lakh pic.twitter.com/QUScXVEXBL
— Ministry of National Health Services, Pakistan (@nhsrcofficial) October 7, 2021
Finland pauses use of Moderna vaccine in young men
Finland has paused the use of Moderna covid-19 vaccine for younger males after reports appeared of a rare cardiovascular side effect. The country has now joined Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna’s use, Reuters reported.
As per reports, Finland’s institute for health and welfare has said that Moderna vaccine will not be administered in men born in 1991 and later due to side effect reports.
“A Nordic study involving Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark found that men under the age of 30 who received Moderna Spikevax had a slightly higher risk than others of developing myocarditis,” director Mika Salminen from the health institute said.
Salminen said myocarditis, which means heart muscle inflammation, usually heals on its own in a few days, adding that as a precaution Finland would only give Pfizer’s vaccine to boys and young men.
A Moderna spokesperson had said late on Wednesday that the company was aware of the decisions by the Swedish and Danish regulators.
Global case load
Globally, the coronavirus caseload as crossed 236.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.82 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.36 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As per data gathered by the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) on Thursday morning, the current global caseload, death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 236,460,806, 4,827,568 and 6,367,278,661, respectively.
The worst-hit country is the United States with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 44,058,671 and 707,775, according to the CSSE.
In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,871,881 cases.
The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,516,967), the UK (8,044,341), Russia (7,548,944), Turkey (7,327,317), France (7,310,355), Iran (5,662,458), Argentina (5,263,219), Spain (4,969,503), Colombia (4,965,847), Italy (4,689,341), Germany (4,284,400), Indonesia (4,223,094) and Mexico (3,691,924), the CSSE figures showed.
From : pk.mashable.com