Daily Covid infections crash in Pakistan

NIH data shows positivity ratio, everyday tests also nosediving: AstraZeneca buys US biotech firm CinCor

By: News Desk
Published: 10:10 AM, 10 Jan, 2023
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The number of everyday Covid-19 infections has came down crashing as Pakistan has posted only seven coronavirus cases with no fataliy during the last 24 hours (Monday), showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Tuesday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the NIH data, the death toll in the country remained the same at 30,639 whereas the number of total infections now rose to 1,575,976 after adding the fresh seven cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), 2,472 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio plunged to 0.28 percent. The number of patients in critical care stood at 17.

AstraZeneca buys US biotech firm CinCor

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca on Monday agreed to buy US biotech company CinCor for $1.8 billion, expanding further into the field of heart and kidney drugs.

The takeover marks the latest push by Astra chief executive Pascal Soriot to bolster the Covid vaccine maker's pipeline of new products.

Massachusetts-based CinCor focuses on developing treatments for hypertension and chronic kidney disease.

Since taking the helm at AstraZeneca in 2012, Frenchman Soriot has expanded the company into lucrative cancer therapies.

The group completed a blockbuster takeover of Alexion for $39 billion in 2021, giving it more heft in areas such as treating blood disorders.

Reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

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