Pakistan

Single-day Covid fatalities hit 105, highest since June

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Amid second covid-19 wave, Pakistan reported 105 new fatalities, the highest death rate since June taking the death toll to 9,010.

It was reported on Wednesday that in last 24 hours, 105 corona related deaths occurred. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 2,731 new cases diagnosed in last 24 hours and the total number of cases jumped to 445,977. At least 388,598 patients have recovered from the deadly disease.

A day earlier, the National Command and Control Center was informed that the current positivity ratio in the country is around 7.12 percent, with the highest recorded in Hyderabad at 22.45 percent. Sindh reported the most deaths (58) followed by Punjab’s 30. Of the 38,028 people tested on Tuesday, 2,731 tested positive for the coronavirus.

Moreover, the second wave of coronavirus illness, COVID-19 the outbreak that has been hitting Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi district much harder as compared to other parts of the country is continuously claiming a significant number of lives in the region as in the last 24 hours, another 12 confirmed patients of Covid have lost their lives taking the fatalities toll from the twin cities to 859.

However, Pakistan is also on the threshold of becoming the first country to carry out research, mandatory to introduce intravenous immunoglobulin (C-IVIG) therapy at a mass level as ‘severe’ patients under treatment for coronavirus have 100% recovery rate.

Scientists at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in Karachi, who are conducting clinical trials of the C-IVIG therapy for the treatment coronavirus, have said that the trials were very encouraging and remarkable.

The C-IVIG therapy uses immunoglobulin (IG), a blood product extracted from the plasma of people who have recovered from infection, and which is rich in the antibodies that target the virus. Continuous infusion of immunoglobin can deactivate the infection in patients and shorten the course of the disease.

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