RAWALPINDI: Nine cases of Covid-19 were reported on Sunday in Rawalpindi district while five patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering.
The tally of confirmed patients in the district now stands at 6,740 while 281 people have died and 6,271 others discharged after recovery from Rawalpindi’s four main hospitals. As many as 254 patients are waiting for their coronavirus serology results as operations in laboratories of the garrison city have been slow.
A total of 188 confirmed patients are under treatment, including 98 in Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU), out of whom 14 belong to Rawalpindi district and the remaining 84 are from other districts.
Around 90 patients are isolated in their residences, as officials from the health authority said the test results of these patients were positive, however, they were asymptomatic.
Local administrations have also kept 320 close contacts of confirmed patients under quarantine. As many as 10 district health authority teams were deployed to monitor patients isolated in 90 houses.
According to data from the Rawalpindi Division, 8,128 people tested positive for Covid-19 since March including 6,740 in Rawalpindi, 617 in Attock, 484 in Jhelum and 287 in Chakwal. As many as 7,563 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the four districts including 6,271 in Rawalpindi, 572 in Attock, 470 in Jhelum and 250 in Chakwal.
Around 347 people have died of Covid-19 in the division including 281 in Rawalpindi, 20 in Attock, nine in Jhelum and 37 in Chakwal.
Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2020