RAWALPINDI: Seven people lost their lives to Covid-19 in the Rawalpindi district and 62 others were found infected on Monday.

However, 103 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Mohammad Aslam, 58, a resident of Gulistan Colony, and Qudsia Rohi, 55, of Muslim Town, were brought to the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) on May 16 where they passed away.

Naseem Bibi, 70, a resident of Gujar Khan, and Firdous Khan, 75, a resident of Afshan Colony, were admitted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) on May 16 where they also died.

Fazal Elahi, 73, a resident of Eidgah Mohallah, Ghulam Zahra, 72, a resident of Sadiqabad, and Khursheed Bibi, 60, of Murree, died at the Isolation Hospital and Infection Treatment Centre a day after being admitted there.In Rawalpindi district, there are 885 active patients - 115 in hospitals and 770 home isolated. As many as 665 patients are waiting for the results of their Covid-19 serology.

160 people contract virus in Islamabad, Rawalpindi district

Officials said 13 of the new cases were reported form the garrison city - three from the cantonment, six from Potohar Town and four from Rawal Town.

Moreover, one patient each arrived from Taxila, Murree and Islamabad and two from Attock.

Of the new patients, 15 were admitted to Holy Family Hospital, 29 to Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), 50 to the RIU, 14 to Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH), six to Hearts International Hospital and one to Begum Akhter Rukhsana Hospital.

There are five patients on ventilators, 70 on oxygen and 34 are stable.

Commissioner Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah said 193,393 people, including 19,397 frontline health workers, have been vaccinated in the Rawalpindi district so far.

Meanwhile, the district administration sealed a hotel in Murree for hosting guests during the lockdown on Eid days, registered an FIR against the owner and arrested the manager.

Islamabad

In the federal capital, 98 more cases emerged on Monday.

Officials of the capital administration said in the last 24 hours 1,372 tests were conducted and 98 people were found infected with the positivity rate of 7.1 per cent.

With the infections, the number of active cases in the city rose to 8,490. Out of these, 197 patients are admitted to 16 hospitals and 19 are on ventilators. The rest are isolated in their houses or other healthcare facilities.

Since the outbreak of the virus in March 2020, 16,747 cases have been reported in the age group of 30-39 followed by 14,584 in 20-59, 12,199 in 40-49, 9,887 in 60-69, 8,350 in 0-9, 6,645 in 10-19, 6,460 in 60-69, 2,770 in 70-79 and 1,020 in 80 and above.

The death toll from the virus in the capital stands at 731, the officials said, adding four deaths were reported on Sunday and all were males.

Three deaths were reported in the age group of 50-59 and one in the age group of 70-79.

So far, 218 deaths have been reported in the age group of 60-69, 185 in 70-79, 127 in 50-59, 99 in 80-89, 54 in 40-49, 23 in 30-39, 21 in 90-99, two in 20-29 and one each in 0-9 and 10-19.

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2021

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