ISLAMABAD: Seven people - one in Islamabad and six in Rawalpindi - lost their lives to Covid-19.

In the capital city, 182 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

Officials of the capital administration said a woman in the age group of 70-79, who died of the virus, was the resident of Loi Bher.

During the last 24 hours, 2,515 tests were conducted and 101 males and 81 females were found infected. The positivity rate was 7.23 per cent

The officials said 42 cases were reported in the age group of 30-39 followed by 35 in 40-49, 28 in 20-29, 27 in 10-19, 14 each in 0-9, 50-59, 60-69, six in 70-79 and two in 80 and above.

They said 23 cases were reported from Loi Bher, 12 from Bhara Kahu, nine each from Tarlai, F-7, eight each from G-9, E-11, Kurri, seven from F-8, six each from G-6, I-10, G-5, five each from I-8, F-6, Sohan, three each from G-10, G-11, Rawat, G-13, Chak Shahzad, F-10, I-9, Sihala, two each from G-7, F-11, G-8, Khanna, Chirrah, Gokina and one each from Koral, Kirpa, G-15, Model Town, Bari Imam, Rawal Town, Tarnol, B-17 and E-16.

Rawalpindi

Six patients died in Rawalpindi district and 68 people tested positive while 189 patients were discharged from hospitals.

Kalsoom Akhter, 52, a resident of Dhoke Chiraghdin, and Salma Kausar, 55, of Adiala Road, were brought to the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) on April 20 and April 22 respectively, where they died.

Syed Gulnaz, 70, a resident of PWD Society, died at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences where she was admitted on May 10.

Gulzarab, 65 years old, a resident of Jheeka Gali in Murree, was admitted to Isolation Hospital and Infection Treatment Centre on May 10 where she died.

Mohammad Raffique, 75, a resident of Dhoke Hassu, and Naleema Bibi, 58, of Mohra Shah Wali, were admitted to Isolation Hospital and Infection Treatment Centre on May 10 where they also passed away.

In Rawalpindi district, there are 1252 active patients - 138 hospitalised and 1114 home isolated. Moreover, 683 patients are waiting for the results of their Covid-19 serology. Five of the new patients reported to hospitals from cantonment, 18 from Potohar Town and eight from Rawal Town.

Moreover, nine patients came from Gujar Khan, five from Murree, 14 from Taxila, one patient each from Attock, Kallar Syedan, Kotli Sattian and Mianwali.

Officials said 30 of the new patients were admitted in Holy Family Hospital, 22 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), 57 in Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU), 14 in Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH), seven in Hearts International Hospital and one in Begum Akhter Rukhsana Hospital. There are seven patients on ventilators, 94 on oxygen and 30 are stable.

Attock

In the district of Attock, 13 more people tested positive, raising the tally to 2080.

District focal person for Covid-19 Dr Kashif Hussain said 11 of the new cases were reported from Attock city and two from Hazro. He said the number of active patients in the district was 193 and 189 of them were home isolated and four hospitalised. Moreover, five suspected patients are admitted in the district headquarters hospital and four of them are in critical condition.

Responding to a question, he said the results of 180 suspected patients were awaited. So far, 1,848 patients have recovered from the virus in the district.— Additional reporting by Amjad Iqbal

Published in Dawn, May 12th, 2021

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