Covid-19 kills 85 more as 4th wave worsens in Pakistan
Pakistan has reported 4,553 positive cases of covid-19 with 85 deaths in the past 24 hours as 4th wave worsens, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Total 61,446 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours as the positivity percentage was measured at 7.4%.
Moreover, there are total 3,413 new recoveries in the country.
The country is facing fourth wave of the coronavirus and it has so far reported 1,140,411 confirmed cases and 25,320 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Yesterday, Pakistan reported 4,199 positive cases of covid-19 with 141 deaths in a single day.
Total 61,410 tests were conducted and the positivity percentage was measured at 6.83%.
Covid-19 is capable of producing massive damage to the lungs causing acute lung failure. It can also cause severe harm to other organs. A group of researchers in berlin have finally identified the target areas of lung damage so that people can have a better insight into the impact of the virus.
The researchers first identified the therapeutic targets to receive a detailed understanding of how the body is working while dealing with the infection. The data gathered throughout this process involved patients from hospitals, as it is unlikely to take lung tissue samples from patients with mild or moderate disease and pneumonia. Another way to collect samples for data is is the analysis of tissues after the death of Covid’19 patients.
The research team was aided by Prof. Dr. Martin Witzenrath, Deputy Head of Charité’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine to receive samples and gain important information concerning disease mechanisms and disease progression.
The second step involved the search for the most appropriate model to study and replicate the findings the lung and Hamsters were observed to be the best.