‘Capital’s 75pc vaccine-eligible residents fully immunised’

Published November 22, 2021
People stand in a queue as they wait to receive a dose of the Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine at a mass vaccination centre in Islamabad. — AFP/File
People stand in a queue as they wait to receive a dose of the Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine at a mass vaccination centre in Islamabad. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: As many as 1.4 million out of the 1.6 million vaccine-eligible residents of the federal capital have been partially or fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Official data showed that 90pc of the residents of the city have been partially and 75pc fully vaccinated.

District Health Officer (DHO) Islamabad Dr Zaeem Zia told Dawn 2.25 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine had been administered.

There are 1.6 million vaccine-eligible people in the city out of whom 1.4 million have been partially or fully vaccinated and around 1.2 million fully vaccinated, he added.

Meanwhile, 20 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the city on Sunday, with the positivity rate recorded at 0.5pc.

Rawalpindi

Seven people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Sunday while eight patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering in the last 24 hours.

As per data shared by the District Health Authority, the positivity ratio in the district remained 0.49pc.

A total of 1,429 samples were collected out of which seven were found infected.

Currently, there are 106 active patients in the district — 26 in hospitals and 80 home isolated.

Four of the patients arrived from the city areas and one each from Gujar Khan Attock and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

There are 26 patients in different hospitals, including six in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), nine each in Rawalpindi Institute of Urology and Fauji Foundation Hospital and two in Bilal Hospital.

There are three patients on ventilators, 13 on oxygen and 10 are stable.

Dengue cases

Meanwhile, dengue is on the verge of eradication as only seven people were affected by the mosquito-borne viral disease in the federal capital on Sunday.

According to data, over 99 dengue cases were reported in the last one week. During the current season, the highest number of dengue cases was reported in the third week of October when 486 people were found infected.

In Rawalpindi, 345 suspected dengue patients arrived in three government hospitals and 34 of them were found affected by the virus.

According to Rawalpindi Medical University, 20 confirmed cases arrived in the HFH, six in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and eight in the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.

Moreover, 31 patients were discharged from the three hospitals after treatment in the last 24 hours - 16 from the HFH, five from BBH and 10 from the DHQ hospital.

At present, 93 patients are admitted in the three hospitals - 46 in the HFH, 27 in BBH and 20 in the DHQ hospital.

So far, 3,399 patients have reported to the three hospitals and 1,953 discharged from the HFH, 908 from BBH and 538 from the DHQ hospital, the report said.

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2021

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