ISLAMABAD: Covid-19 claimed one life and infected 44 more in the federal capital and Rawalpindi during the last 24 hours.

According to officials of the capital administration, one person succumbed to the virus and 37 new patients surfaced. With the latest casualty, the death toll in the city has risen to 958.

During the last 24 hours, 5,214 tests were conducted in Islamabad, the officials said.

The positivity rate in the federal capital was recorded at 0.7 per cent.

The officials further said the tally of confirmed cases had reached 107,848, out of whom 106,563 had recovered so far, adding that there were 327 active cases in Islamabad at the moment.

Meanwhile, in Rawalpindi , seven people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Saturday and three patients discharged from the hospitals after recovery.

The positivity ratio of Covid-19 cases in the district was 0.50pc as 1,392 samples were sent for testing which found the virus in seven people.

In Rawalpindi district, there are 133 active patients of them 28 are in the hospitals including 16 patients from other districts and 105 patients are home isolated.

Of the fresh cases, two patients were reported from the garrison city and one patient each from Taxila, Kallar Syedan, Kahuta, Gujar Khan and Islamabad.

At present four patients are under treatment at Benazir Bhutto Hospital, nine at Rawalpindi Institute of Urology, 13 at Fauji Foundation Hospital while one patient each at Bilal Hospital and Attock Hospital.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2021

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