COVID-19 positivity rate, number of patients down

Islamabad: The positivity rate of Coronavirus disease, COVID-19 and the number of patients testing positive from Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi district has started to register a rapid decline as in the past 24 hours , positivity was recorded at around 7.3 percent in this region of the country as 612 new patients were diagnosed with the infection.

It is worth mentioning here that the region’s infection positivity rate had soared to about 17.5 percent in the region while the number of recorded cases in the Twin Cities was 2,195 about 11 days ago. The virus, however, has claimed six lives in the past 24 hours, the highest death toll in the past four and a half months, after September 21, 2021.

The ICT COVID-19 positivity rate was recorded at 7.04% and 7.55% in Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours.

A clear downward trend in the weekly positivity rate was recorded in ICT as it fell to 10.48% this week while the previous week it was 16.45%, said Dr Muhammad Zaeem Zia , ICT District Health Officer.

He added that weekly positivity is still much higher but rapidly declining. Case numbers and positivity are down, which is encouraging. Our teams are on the road and at the gates to vaccinate or test you for COVID-19. It was a great partnership with the WHO in Pakistan to vaccinate marginalized communities in Islamabad. Remember, no one is safe until everyone is vaccinated, the DHO said.

He said 499 new cases from the federal capital were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours at a positivity rate of 7.04%, which is a clear downward trend.

Data collected by ‘The News’ on Saturday revealed that the confirmation of another 612 cases in the Twin Cities brought the total number of patients registered so far in the region to 172,628, of which 2,237 patients had lost their lives. of the disease.

In the last 24 hours, no less than 499 new patients have tested positive for the disease thanks to ICT, bringing the total to 130,872, of which 116,506 patients have so far recovered while 985 have died from the disease . The virus has claimed two more ICT-related deaths in the past 24 hours. On Saturday, the number of active cases of the disease from the federal capital was recorded at 13,381 after 1,219 patients recovered in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the death of four more patients from Rawalpindi district in the past 24 hours has taken the death toll to 1,252 while 113 new patients have tested positive in the district, bringing the total to 41,756 including 38 192 patients have recovered.

The number of active cases in the district was recorded at 2,312 on Saturday of which 79 were hospitalized while 2,233 were in isolation at their homes.

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