Pakistan receives one other batch of three.5m Pfizer vaccine doses from US

Vials with a sticker studying, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection solely” and a medical syringe are seen in entrance of a displayed Pfizer brand on this illustration taken October 31, 2020. Picture: Reuters
  • Pakistan receives one other tranche of three.5 million Pfizer doses from US.
  • US has thus far donated 15.7 million COVID-19 doses to Pakistan, says the US Embassy in Islamabad.
  • Earlier, the US donated 6.6 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has acquired one other cargo of three.5 million COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines from america, the US Embassy in Islamabad mentioned Wednesday.

This takes the overall “variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by america to Pakistan to fifteen.7 million,” the US Embassy in Islamabad wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the US donated 6.6 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan.

The US Embassy in Islamabad had introduced that the tranche of the vaccines had been shipped to Pakistan, including that it could assist the nation inoculate younger and at-risk residents.

On August 26, the US had donated 3.6 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan below the COVAX programme. The donation got here along with the 5.5 million Moderna vaccine doses donated by the US authorities to Pakistan in July.

Learn extra: Pakistan’s fourth COVID-19 wave weakens as nation information decline in positivity price, lively instances

What’s the present standing of coronavirus in Pakistan?

Pakistan has been recording a sluggish decline in its each day COVID-19 numbers over the past two days, with 2,714 recent instances reported Wednesday morning, the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre’s statistics confirmed.

Based on the NCOC’s newest stats, the positivity price fell to 4.78%. The final time the nation’s positivity price was lower than 5% was on July 24.

The two,714 new instances have been detected after 56,733 coronavirus checks have been taken within the final 24 hours. This pushes the overall variety of instances to 1,212,809.

There’s a small downward pattern in each day numbers, with lively instances going below 80,000 for the primary time since early August. The variety of lively instances at present are 77,532.

Within the final 24 hours, one other 73 folks have died of COVID-19, pushing the dying toll to 26,938.

The full recoveries crossed the 1.1 million mark after 10,923 folks recovered from the virus within the final 24 hours. As of now, some 1,108,339 sufferers have recovered.

What’s the standing of vaccinations in Pakistan?

Pakistan has administered no less than 68,227,337 doses of COVID vaccines thus far. Assuming each particular person wants 2 doses, that’s sufficient to have vaccinated about 15.8% of the nation’s inhabitants.

Over the last week reported, Pakistan averaged about 1,040,926 doses administered every day. At that price, it can take an extra 42 days to manage sufficient doses for an additional 10% of the inhabitants.

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