ISLAMABAD: After several months, the capital reported the lowest Covid-19 positivity ratio of 2.7pc. Two people succumbed to the virus in the twin cities while 111 new cases surfaced in Islamabad and 82 in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Officials of the capital administration said death toll from the disease in the capital reached 746. The deceased was a male patient from the 40-49 age group, a resident of Tarlai.

During the last 24 hours, 4,114 tests were conducted. District Health Officer Zaeem Zia said “we have 111 cases diagnosed and positivity remained 2.7pc. This is the lowest positivity reported in many months of the third wave.”

The officials said the capital currently has 7,374 active cases. Till Monday, there were 570 active cases in Loi Bher, followed by 357 in Tarlai, 353 in Bhara Kahu, 295 in G-9, 259 in G-11, 256 in G-6, 251 in I-10, 243 in G-10, 230 in I-8, 201 in G-7.

Likewise, 190 in E-11, 176 in Rawat, 168 in F-11, 167 in Khanna, 160 in G-13, 158 in F-6, 147 in F-10, 138 in Alipur, 131 in Sohan, 123 in G-8, 121 in Chak Shahzad, 102 in Kurri, 94 each in F-8, I-9, 81 in F-7, 73 in Koral, 69 in Chirrah, 61 in G-5, 55 in Sihala, 51 in Kirpa.

Similarly, there are 48 cases in Rawal Town, 45 in G-15, 43 in Bari Imam, 38 in Model Town, 28 each in D-12, Tarnol, 26 in H-13, 25 each in D-17, G-14, 23 in B-17, 22 in F-5, 19 each in I-11, Jhangi Syedan, 17 each in I-14, Shah Allah Ditta, 16 in Saidpur, 15 in G-12, 13 in H-12, 12 each in E-7, E-9, 10 each in F-17, H-8, Tumair.

Besides, nine each cases were in E-16, Phulgran, eight each in Gokina, H-11, seven each in E-8, F-15, six each in H-9, Pind Begwar, five each in F-18, G-16, four in F-12, three each in E-17, I-12, two each in D-13, D-18, E-10, F-13, F-14, H-14, H-15 and one each in E-12, H-10, and I-16, they added.

Rawalpindi

One Covid-19 patient died on Tuesday while 84 people tested positive in the district. As many as 82 patients reportedly recovered after contracting the disease during the last 24 hours and tests of 172 people came out negative. Positivity rate was recorded at 4.8pc.

Mohammad Saddique, 88, a resident of Kashmir Point Murree, was brought to the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) on May 24 where he died.

There are 1,721 suspected patients in the district while 828 people are waiting for their tests.

Moreover, there are 840 active patients in the district and 118 patients are in hospitals and 722 home isolated. As many as 688 patients are awaiting results of their Covid-19 serology.

Punjab health authorities asked the district administration to impose a smart lockdown in street 161 on Adamjee Road where four people tested positive. The total population of the street is 166. Out of the newly-detected patients, 47 were from the garrison city - 10 from cantonment, 23 from Potohar Town and 14 from Rawal Town.

Seven patients arrived from Taxila, three from Gujar Khan, two from Kahuta, one patient each from Kallar Syedan and Kotli Sattian, and eight from Murree. Two patients were brought from KP and one from AJK respectively.

Seventeen patients were admitted in Holy Family Hospital, 11 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), 35 in RIU, 17 in Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH), one patient each in Hearts International Hospital,Begum Akhter Rukhsana Hospital and Bilal Hospital.

There are three patients on ventilators in Rawalpindi, 54 on oxygen support and 29 are stable.

Published in Dawn, May 26th, 2021

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