More Covid-19 casualties in twin cities

Published March 31, 2021
A man receives Covid-19 vaccine shot at CDA Hospital in Islamabad as vaccination of citizens aged 50 and above started on Tuesday. — Photo by Mohammad Asim
A man receives Covid-19 vaccine shot at CDA Hospital in Islamabad as vaccination of citizens aged 50 and above started on Tuesday. — Photo by Mohammad Asim

ISLAMABAD: As many as 935 people in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday with 11 people losing their lives.

Officials of the capital administration said two deaths each were reported in the age group of 60-69 and 70-79 and one death was reported in the age group of 30-39.

The deceased were residents of Tarlai, G-10, Khanna, Alipur and Jhangi Syedan.

Two males each, from the age group of 60-69 and 70-79, and one female from the age group of 30-39, was among the deceased, they added.

During the last 24 hours, 6,126 tests were conducted in the capital, out of which 412 males and 342 females tested positive with positivity rate climbing to 12.3pc.

Officials said 147 cases were reported in the age group of 20-29, followed by 141 in 30-39, 107 in 0-9, 99 in 40-49, 80 in 50-59, 71 in 10-19, 63 in 60-69, 36 in 70-79 and five in 80 and above. The age group of five cases is not known, they added.

Likewise, 58 cases were reported from Rawat, 47 from Loi Bher, 41 from G-8, 39 from Tarlai, 37 from G-6, 36 from I-8, 33 from Bhara Kahu, 28 each from G-7, Khanna, 23 each from G-10, G-9, 22 each from G-11, E-11, 21 each from Sohan, F-6, 20 from F-8, 17 each from I-10, Koral, 14 each from F-10, Chak Shahzad, I-9, 13 from Alipur, 12 each from F-11, G-13, Kurri, H-12, nine from Kirpa, eight each from G-15, Sihala, seven each from F-7, G-5, Bari Imam, six each from Chirrah, B-17, five each from G-14, Model Town, four from E-7, three each from D-17, Tarnol, I-14, F-17, Saidpur, two each from D-12, H-13, G-12, Gokina, H-11, Shah Allahdita, Pind Begwal, and one each from F-5, Jhangi Syedan, F-15, H-9, E-9, and E-10. Addresses of 10 patients are not known.

The occupancy rate of beds at 15 hospitals in the capital was 55.2pc on Tuesday, officials said, adding occupancy rate of ventilators is 51.4pc. The number of beds allocated for Covid-19 patients in the capital reached 710 and 382 beds are currently occupied.

The number of ventilators allocated for the Covid-19 patients in the capital reached 105, officials said, adding 54 are occupied.

Rawalpindi

Six people died from Covid-19 whereas 181 people tested positive in the district.

Mohammad Masood, 84, a resident of Gujar Khan, was brought to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences on March 29 where he died on Monday night.

Mohammad Bashir, 80, a resident of Murree, succumbed to the infection at Pims where he was admitted on March 29.

Nasreen Begum, 60, a resident of Pind Jatla, arrived at Pims on March 29 where she lost the battle against the virus on Monday night.

Amindas, 72, a resident of Tali Mohri, was admitted to Quaid-i-Azam International Hospital on March 29 where he died on Tuesday.

Mohammad Safdar, 68, a resident of Kotli Sattian, arrived at Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre on March 29 where he died on Tuesday.

Malik Bashir Khan, 58, a resident of Khayaban-i-Sir Syed, was shifted to Quaid-i-Azam International Hospital on March 29 where he died on Tuesday.

As many as 118 patients were reported from the garrison city including 46 from cantonment, 47 from Potohar Town and 25 from Rawal Town areas.

Attock

The second highest number of cases in a single day since March 2020 were reported in the district as 48 people tested positive. Two people also lost their lives to the virus.

Chief executive District Education Authority Mohsin Abbass on Tuesday announced that all educational institutions including private schools, tuition academies and colleges will remain closed in Attock city, Fatehjang, Hassanabdal, Hazro, Jand and Pindigheb till April 11.

Taxila witnessed the highest surge of Covid-19 cases of the year as 21 people tested positive, raising the tally of cases reported since the start of the pandemic to 1,090.

Published in Dawn, March 31st, 2021

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