RAWALPINDI: Two persons died of Covid-19 while 26 more people tested positive and 28 patients were discharged from hospitals after their recovery from the disease on Friday.

Parveen Bibi, 65, from Taxila was brought to Holy Family Hospital on Jan 18 where she died on Friday morning.

Nazia Bibi, 70, a resident of Transit Camp Road Rawalpindi, died on Thursday night at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where she was admitted on Jan 20.

Officials said two of the new patients arrived in hospitals from cantonment areas, four from Potohar Town, eight from Rawal Town, two from Kallar Syedan and one from Taxila while five patients were brought from Islamabad, two from Attock and one each from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gujrat.

At present, 302 active patients are in the district, including 60 in hospitals and 246 home isolated. Moreover, 472 patients are waiting for their results.

Total 60 patients are admitted in hospitals - 11 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 13 in Fauji Foundation Hospital, seven in Holy Family Hospital, three in Red Crescent Hospital, three in Hearts International Hospital and 23 in Rawalpindi Institute of Urology.

Commissioner retired Capt Mohammad Mehmood told Dawn that 10 patients were in critical condition and on ventilators, 28 on oxygen and 22 were stable.

He said 16,505 people have so far tested positive in the division - 13,513 in Rawalpindi, 1,166 in Attock, 1,227 in Jhelum and 599 in Chakwal.

He said 15,317 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery - 12,599 in Rawalpindi, 1,079 in Attock, 1,130 in Jhelum and 509 in Chakwal.

He said 581 people died of the disease in the Rawalpindi district, 26 in Attock, 31 in Jhelum and 67 in Chakwal.

Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2021

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