ISLAMABAD: Less than 100 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the capital on Saturday, while four more patients died.

Officials in the administration said fewer than 100 people tested positive for the disease in Islamabad after a month. The last time was on May 30 when 92 people were diagnosed with the virus.

There were 2,327 tests carried out in the capital in the last 24 hours, of which 97 were positive, they said.

The death toll in Islamabad reached 134, while the total number of cases reported so far is 13,292. The number of active cases has fallen from 4,455 to 4,203 in the last 24 hours with 8,610 patients now recovered.

Of the four deceased patients, two were residents of I-10, one lived in I-8 and one in G-9. One woman and one man were between the ages of 40 and 49, and one woman and one man were between the ages of 70 and 79.

Officials say 2,327 tests carried out in the last 24 hours

One of the patients died in hospital and the other three were outside Islamabad.

There were 14 new cases reported in G-7, followed by 11 in G-10, eight each in Tarlai and Bhara Kahu, four each in Shakrial, G-6 and G-11, three each in I-8. Ghouri Town and G-9, two each in Khanna, I-9, I-12, G-8, G-15, F-5, F-8, F-10, E-11 and B-17, and one each in Sihala, Soan Garden, Model Town, Korang Town, Pakistan Town, Jhangi Syedan, Tarnol, I-10, H-12, G-5, G-12, F-7, F-11, the Defence Housing Authority and Bahria Town.

60 to 69-year-olds most vulnerable

As of July 3, 130 people had died from Covid-19 in the capital since the outbreak began, most of them between the ages of 60 and 69.

Officials said of the patients who died, 86 were male and 44 were female. The most vulnerable age group to the disease is people aged between 60 and 69, with 47 deceased patients being from this group; 26 men and 21 women.

The second-most vulnerable age group is 70 to 79-year-olds, with 23 deceased - 13 men and 10 women - reported in this bracket so far. People between the ages of 50 and 59 are the third most vulnerable with 19 deaths - 13 men and six women.

Patients aged between 40 and 49, and 80 and 89, are the fourth most vulnerable with 17 deaths each. Two women and 15 men from these age groups have died.

Six deceased patients - two women and four men - were between the ages of 30 and 39, while one woman between 90 and 99 also died.

Of the total deceased, 107 patients died in hospital, three in their homes and 20 people died in districts other than Islamabad.

Of the total 287 Covid-19 patients who have died in various hospitals in the capital, 180 were residents of other districts.

The capital has a population of just over two million, of which 536,423 residents are between the ages of zero and nine, 470,371 are aged 10 to 19, 354,279 are aged 20 to 29, 232,183 are aged 30 to 39, 168,133 are aged 40 to 49, 108,085 are aged 50 to 59, 80,063 are aged 70 to 79 and 16,013 are aged 80 and above.

There have been 13,195 cases reported in Islamabad so far, the officials said, and the ages of 286 patients are not known.

The infection rate per 10,000 in the 50 to 59 age group is 155.7, with 1,683 patients from this age group. There are 3,072 patients from the 30 to 39 group, which has an infection rate of 132.3. There are 2,157 patients from the 40 to 49 age group, which has an infection attack rate of 128.3, and 965 patients are from the 60 to 69 age group, which has the infection rate of 120.5.

There have been 364 patients from the 70 to 79 age group, with the infection rate of 101, 130 patients aged 80 and above with the infection rate of 81.2.

The infection rate in the 20 to 29 age group is 68.36, with 2,422 patients, and in the zero to nine age group is 23.5 with 1,261 patients. The infection rate for the 10 to 19 age group is 18.2 with 855 patients so far.

Of the total 13,195 Covid-19 patients reported in the capital, 8,601 were male and 4,594 female.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2020