Six more coronavirus patients died in Rawalpindi during the last 24 hours while 115 people contracted the virus on Tuesday. The positivity ratio of cases was recorded at 5.3 per cent in the district.
As per the latest data released by the District Health Authority, among the newly reported cases, 12 belonged to Rawal Town, 32 from Potohar, 28 from Cantt, 10 from Kallar Syedan, eight from Taxila, seven from Kahuta, three each from Chakwal and Attock, two each from Murree, Gujar Khan and Kotli Sattian while one case was reported from Attock.
Presently, 184 confirmed patients were admitted to various facilities with 16 at Holy Family Hospital, 61 at Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 62 at Institute of Urology, 27 at Fauji Foundation Hospital, six at Bilal hospital, five at Hearts International Hospital while one each was admitted at Akhtar Rukhsana Memorial Trust and Attock Hospital, the health authority report added.
The health experts said that the patients with chronic diseases find it hard to combat Covid-19 once contracted. They urged all such people to strictly implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) and get themselves vaccinated.
The district administration also made announcements from loudspeakers in different areas for adherence to precautionary guidelines. The citizens have been urged to use facemasks in public places and maintain social distancing.
Meanwhile, the number of active coronavirus cases in Abbottabad reached 201 while the death toll reached 349. District health office has conducted 123866 coronavirus tests where 3044 results were awaited, 112882 were negative, 7929 were positive and 79 were inconclusive. District health office, Abbottabad also conducted Covid-19 sampling from educational institutions where 303 various institutions were screened, the total number of tests conducted was 19,018, the number of positive cases was 761, the number of teachers screened was 4,778, the number of students screened was 14,240.
District administration and health department have imposed smart lockdown at 1,843 places, including 1627 rural, urban and residential areas, 18 hotels and restaurants, 172 educational institutions and 26 offices and commercial buildings.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2021..
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