ISLAMABAD: Three more deaths and 349 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the capital on Friday.
Officials of the local administration said the three deaths raised the toll from the virus in the capital to 702. The deceased were two males in the age group of 70-79 and a female in the age group of 60-69.
They were residents of Bhara Kahu, Bari Imam and Phulgran.
In the last 24 hours, 3,836 tests were conducted out of which 185 males and 164 females were found infected. The positivity rate was 9.08 per cent.
The officials said 66 cases were reported in the age group of 20-29, by 59 in 30-39, 58 in 40-49, 47 in 50-59, 43 in 0-9, 32 in 60-69, 31 in 10-19, nine in 70-79 and four in 80 and above.
Likewise, 25 cases were reported from Bhara Kahu, 19 from Loi Bher, 18 each from G-11, F-11, 13 from Sohan, 12 each from G-9 E-11, 11 each from I-8, Rawat, 10 each from Tarlai, G-10, nine from G-9, eight each from I-10, F-6, seven each from G-8, Kurri, six each from Alipur, Sihala, Rawal Town, five from Khanna, four each from F-7, I-9, G-5, Kirpa, Tarnol, three each from F-10, Chak Shahzad, F-8, I-14, G-12, two each from F-5, H-8 and one each from G-13, Chirrah, G-15, Bari Imam, Model Town, D-12, H-13, B-17, E-7, H-9, H-11, Tumari, F-12 and H-15.
No let up in Covid-19 cases in Rawalpindi, Islamabad
There was no let-up in Covid-19 cases in Rawalpindi district. The positivity rate jumped to 10.63pc in last seven days compared to April’s 7.43pc.
On Friday, a person succumbed to the virus in the district while 129 tested positive. No patient was discharged from the hospital. A total of 950 people arrived in hospitals during the last 24 hours out of whom 129 tested positive, 128 did not have the virus while results of the remaining patients were awaited.
Mohammad Aslam, 75, a resident of Murree, died at Polyclinic on Friday where he had been under treatment since May 6.
There are a total of 1,699 active patients in the district out of whom 398 are in hospitals. The rest are isolated in their homes. The results of 683 patients are waited.
Most of the patients arrived from the garrison city. As many as 35 patients are from the cantonment areas, 25 from Potohar Town and 42 from Rawal Town.
One patient arrived from Gujar Khan, seven from Kallar Syedan, three from Kahuta and Kotli Sattian and one from Murree. Four patients each arrived from Islamabad and Chakwal, two from Attock and one from Kohat.
The new patients have been admitted to different hospitals of Rawalpindi city with 30 in Holy Family Hospital, 26 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 75 in Rawalpindi Institute of Urology, 17 in Fauji Foundation Hospital, eight in Hearts International Hospital and three in Begum Akhtar Rukhsana Hospital.
Nine patients are on ventilators in Rawalpindi, 111 on oxygen and 39 are stable.
One patient died and five more people tested positive in Attock on Friday.
Health officials said Zofia Bibi was admitted to the tehsil headquarters hospital of Hazro where she died.
District focal person for Covid-19 Kashif Hussain said four of the new cases were reported from Hassanabdal and one from the Attock city. There are at present 146 active patients in the district - 141 home isolated and five hospitalised.
There are 100 active patients in Attock city, 15 in Jand, 14 in Hazro, nine in Pindigheb, six in Hassanabdal and two in Fatehjang.
Responding to a question, he said so far 1,848 patients have recovered from the virus
Seven more people tested positive in the city on Friday.
According to data released by health authorities, six of the cases belong to various parts of Wah and one to Taxila.
Health officials said the number of active patients in the area is 271, adding so far 1,224 patients have recovered from the disease.— Additional reporting by Amjad Iqbal
Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2021