The active coronavirus case count dropped below 15,000 to 14,862 in Pakistan after 8,010 more people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, as per the data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Pakistan last reported 14,646 active covid-19 cases on November 3, 2020.

Aside from that, Pakistan reported a total of 315 fresh infections during the said time period after 35,332 tests were conducted across various cities of the country. The positivity ratio was recorded at 0.89 per cent.

Five more people lost their lives to the virus on Tuesday, taking the nationwide death toll to 28,668. While the total number of recoveries are now at 1,238,980.

Among the active cases, 1,026 patients are in critical condition across the country.

The breakdown of cases and deaths is given below.

  • Punjab: 77 new cases, 3 deaths
  • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: 40 new cases, 2 deaths
  • Balochistan: 9 new cases
  • Islamabad: 23 new cases
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 2 new cases

456,029 people vaccinated in the country in last 24 hours

Meanwhile, in a meeting to review national vaccination strategy, the NCOC directed the provinces to expedite the vaccination process for achieving the prescribed targets.

Quick look at positivity ratio of Pakistan in the past week

Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine trial data shows long-term efficacy

The US drug manufacturer, Pfizer has said that its coronavirus vaccine provided strong long-term protection against the virus in a late-stage study conducted among adolescents aged 12 to 15 years.

A two-dose series of the vaccine was 100 per cent effective against the virus, measured seven days through over four months after the second dose, the company said.

The long-term data will support planned submissions for full-regulatory approval of the vaccine in the age group in the United States and worldwide. Pfizer and BioNTech will seek clearance for a 30 micrograms dose of the vaccine for those aged 12 and above.

The vaccine was authorized for emergency use in people aged 12-15 years by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in May, and granted full approval for use in people aged 16 and above in August.

Global case load

Globally, the caseload due to coronavirus has crossed 258.3 million on Tuesday, while the death toll edged above 5.16 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.

The worst-hit country in the world is the US with 47.9 million cases and 772,344 deaths.

India is second by cases after the U.S. at 34.5 million and has suffered 466,147 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 612,782 and 22 million cases. In Europe, Russia has the most fatalities at 261,526 deaths, followed by the U.K. at 144,414.


From : pk.mashable.com

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