ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi saw the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic as 403 people were found infected by the virus on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Islamabad witnessed a decline in the number of cases, with 508 people testing positive. Five patients lost their battle against the virus while 12 were discharged after recovering during the last 24 hours.
Officials of the capital administration said during the last 24 hours, 5,493 tests were conducted out of which results of 260 males and 248 females came back positive.
The positivity ratio in the capital stood at 10.8pc. Both patients who passed away in the capital were male and residents of Bhara Kahu and Alipur. They were in the 60-79 age group.
The officials said 115 cases were reported in the age group of 30-69, followed by 83 in 20-29, 82 in 40-49, 68 in 50-59, 49 in 10-19, 41 each in 0-9 and 60-69, 21 in 70-79 and eight in 80 and above.
Likewise, 37 cases were reported from Lohi Bher, followed by 29 from Rawat, 26 from G-10, 27 from Bhara Kahu, 21 from Tarlai, 19 from G-6, 18 from E-11, 16 from Sohan, 14 from G-9, 13 each from I-8, G-7, Alipur, 11 each from F-8, I-9, 10 each from G-8, F-11, Chak Shahzad, Khanna, nine each from G-11, I-10, F-10, seven from I-12, six each from Kirpa, Sihala, Model Town, Tarnol, five each from F-6, G-15, G-14, four each from Kurri, D-12, three each from F-7, Bari Imam, two each from G-13, Chirrah, G-5, E-7, H-12, F-5, Pind Bedgwal, and one each from Rawal Town, H-13, B-17, E-8, Gokina, I-16, I-11 and E-18, they said, adding addresses of the remaining cases were not known.
Five die in twin cities; Islamabad sees decline in coronavirus patients
Lala Bibi, 75, resident of city area, was brought to Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) on April 3 where she passed away on Wednesday
Wasif Hussain, 65, resident of Wahdat Colony Peshawar Road, was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) on April 3 but breathed his last on Wednesday.
Mushtaq Ahmed, 66, resident of Kashmir Market Dhoke Chaudhrian, was brought to RIU on April 13 but died on Wednesday.
Around 110 people were diagnosed with the disease in cantonment and 124 patients arrived from Potohar Town and 75 from Rawal Town areas. As many as 16 of the new patients are from Gujar Khan, 54 from Taxila, eight from Murree, two from Kallar Syedan, one from Kotli Sattian and five from Kahuta. Five patients arrived from Islamabad and one each from Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum.
In Rawalpindi district, there are 2,647 active patients. As many as 194 patients are in hospitals including 58 who arrived from other districts and 2,453 patients are home isolated. As many as 640 patients are waiting for the results of their Covid-19 serology.
Around 28 patients are admitted to Holy Family Hospital (HFH), 19 were under treatment in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), two in District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, 123 in RIU, 19 in Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH) and three in Hearts International Hospital.
There are 38 patients on ventilators in Rawalpindi, 103 on oxygen support and 53 are stable.
Attock district on Wednesday witnessed another spike in positive cases during the current month as 31 more people were diagnosed with the disease and one person passed away, health officials said.
According to official sources, 70-year-old Saleem Akhter, resident of Attock city, who was admitted to DHQ hospital succumbed to the virus.
District Focal Person for Covid-19 Kashif Hussain said 31 more patients were detected across the district during the last 24 hours raising the tally to 1,669.
While giving details, he said 11 patients belonged to Hazro, nine each were from Attock city and Pindigheb while one each were from Hassanandal and Jand.
The number of active patients in the district is 344 out of which 340 are home isolated, he said, adding that 16 suspected patients were also admitted to DHQ hospital out of which 14 were critical.
The number of suspected patients in the district rose to 29,999 while screening of 33,251 persons was carried out, of whom 27,140 people tested negative.
Responding to a question, he said results of 1,118 suspected patients are awaited. So far 1,363 persons have recovered from the virus in the district.
Responding to a question, he said safe burial of 101 patients have so far been carried out in the district. — Additional reporting by Amjad Iqbal
Published in Dawn, April 15th, 2021