Pakistan down to 61% of COVID-19 peak, cases falling: report

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Coronavirus cases in Pakistan have dropped 61% from their peak, an infectious disease specialist said Friday as the country continues its fight against the third wave of the pandemic.

Dr Faheem Younus, who serves as chief of infectious diseases at the US-based University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, made this statement after observing the available data.

“That’s good. Stay at it until case counts are <5/100,000 and speed up vaccinations,” Dr Younus advised.

According to Reuters daily coronavirus report on Pakistan, average number of new infections reported each day in Pakistan fell by more than 1,900 over the last 3 weeks, 34% of its previous peak