ISLAMABAD: One person passed away from Covid-19 on Tuesday while 185 more cases surfaced in the twin cities.

The deceased was the resident of G-13 and from the 60-69 age group. Officials from the capital administration said the highest number of positive cases were reported on Tuesday since Jan 16. During the last 24 hours 4,580 tests were conducted out of which 78 men and 60 women tested positive, they said, adding the positivity rate was 3pc.

The highest number of positive cases was reported in the age group of 30-39 which are 32, followed by 23 in 0-9, 21 in 20-29, 17 in 40-49, 14 in 50-59, 13 in 10-19, 12 in 60-69, five in 70-79 and one in 80 and above.

As many as 10 cases were reported from F-11, followed by nine from Lohi Bher, eight from G-11, seven each from Tarlai and G-8, six from I-10, G-11, F-8, five each from G-6, G-13, Alipur, H-12, four each from I-8, Bhara Kahu, Rawat, E-11, G-15, three each from G-9, G-7, Chak Shahzad, F-6, Koral, E-16, two each from F-7, Sohan, Khanna, I-9, F-10, D-12, Kirpa, H-10, and one each from G-5, Sihala, H-13, F-5 and Jhangi Syedan.

Around 88 patients recovered from the disease in Islamabad while there are 1,590 active cases.

Rawalpindi

In Rawalpindi District, there are 323 active patients out of which 101 are in hospitals and 25 belong to other districts.

Around 222 patients are isolated in their homes and 439 are waiting for the results of their coronavirus serology.

As many as 16 patients are admitted to Holy Family Hospital, 18 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 16 in Rawalpindi Institute of Urology, 21 in Fauji Foundation Hospital and one each in Hearts International Hospital, Red Crescent Corona Care Hospital and Attock Hospital Rawalpindi.

Commissioner retired Capt Mohammad Mehmood told Dawn that six patients are on ventilators including 37 who are on oxygen and 32 are stable.

A total of 17,529 people tested for the disease since March 2020 including 14,158 in Rawalpindi, 1.284 in Attock, 1,456 in Jhelum and 631 in Chakwal, he said, adding 16,290 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the four districts of Rawalpindi Division including 13,212 in Rawalpindi, 1,183 in Attock, 1.338 in Jhelum and 557 in Chakwal.

Around 760 people died in the division during the last 11 months of the pandemic including 623 in Rawalpindi, 27 in Attock, 41 in Jhelum and 69 in Chakwal.

Published in Dawn, February 24th, 2021

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