Covid-19 positivity rate plummets in Islamabad, Rawalpindi – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: A drop was seen in the Covid-19 case positivity rate in Islamabad and Rawalpindi districts on Friday with the figures recorded at 1.6pc and 1.1pc, respectively.

As many as 62 people have been found infected with the virus in the capital and 12 in Rawalpindi district.

Administration officials in the capital said that in the past 24 hours, 3,748 tests had been carried out. A total of 15 cases were reported in the 30-39 age group, followed by 12 in the 20-29 age group, 10 were in their 40s, six each in the 10 to 19 and 60 to 69, five in 0-9 and 50-59 and three were in their 60s. Similarly, five cases were reported in Lohi Bher, followed by three each by G-10 and H-8, two each by F-10, Rawat, F-11, G-9, G-13, G-11, G-5 and H-9 and one each of E-11, F-8, F-6, G-15, G-8, Koral and F-15.

There are currently 536 active cases, of which 74 are admitted to hospital, 65 are on oxygen support and eight are on a ventilator.

Additionally, 52 patients have recovered from the disease in Rawalpindi district in the past 24 hours.

According to data from the health authority, the positivity rate of Covid-19 cases in the district fell from 2.5pc (Thursday) to 1.1pc (Friday). A total of 1,010 samples were taken, of which 998 were declared negative.

On the other hand, there are 306 active patients in Rawalpindi district, with 35 admitted to hospitals and 271 patients in home isolation. Two patients were reported from different parts of Rawalpindi and Chaklala cantonments, two were from urban areas and four patients were from Potohar town.

One patient surfaced in Kallar Syedan ​​and Murree respectively while one patient arrived from Islamabad and Jhelum.

There are 35 patients admitted in different hospitals in Rawalpindi city, including three in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 10 in Fauji Foundation Hospital and 22 patients in Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU).

There are two patients on ventilators, 27 on oxygen support and six are stable.

Meanwhile, 5,552,661 people, including 44,640 health workers, have so far been vaccinated against the deadly disease since the start of the vaccination campaign on March 10, 2021.

Commissioner Noorul Amin Mengal urged residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible as vaccination against Covid-19 was the only way to protect against the deadly virus.

He said free vaccination was provided to residents at their doorstep.

Posted in Dawn, February 26, 2022

Sallie R. Loera