65 new cases of Delta variant have been detected in Karachi!
Karachi University’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) confirmed the current development on Thursday.
Director of ICCBS Professor Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary in a statement said, out of 2,062 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours at the institution’s lab, 163 turned out to be COVID-19 positive, out of which 65 carried the Delta variant.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Sindh Health Department had confirmed detecting 35 cases of the coronavirus Delta variant in the metropolis.
Data shows the fourth wave is starting, says Dr. Faisal Sultan
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan has warned about the alarming rise in the new Delta variant cases of the coronavirus, saying the data shows that the fourth is starting in Pakistan.
“People should mark Eid-ul-Adha in a “limited, closed environment,” said SAPM Dr. Sultan.
Dr. Sultan added that the mutations in each new variant of the virus make it very easy to “jump from one person to another”.
“This variant is spreading at a pace of 50-60%,” he said.