Pakistan adds up 23 more cases to its Covid tally
NIH data shows number of critical patients stands at 13: Postmortems of Covid patients in Japan find virus stayed in half
February 22, 2023 10:41 PM
Pakistan has diagnosed 23 Covid-19 infections with no fatality during the last 24 hours (Tuesday), showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Wednesday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the NIH data, the death toll in the country remained unchanged at 30,641 whereas the number of total infections now climbed up to 1,576,759 after adding the fresh 23 cases.
During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), 4,327 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio has come down to 0.53% from previous day’s high of 0.98%. The number of patients in critical care stood at 13.
Postmortems of Covid patients in Japan find virus stayed in half
Postmortems of 11 patients who died in Japan after contracting COVID-19 in 2021 found that an infectious viral load remained in the nasopharynx and lungs of over half, with one having been dead for 13 days, a health ministry study showed Monday.
The health ministry eased restrictions on handling coronavirus-infected corpses in a revision to funeral guidelines in January, but Hisako Saito, an associate professor of legal medicine at Chiba University and principal researcher of the study team, stressed the importance of educating and equipping personnel to “handle bodies on the assumption they are infectious.”
The revision stated that infected corpses no longer needed to be handled differently provided anti-infection measures such as wiping the body and stuffing the nose are taken.–Japan Times