As COVID-19 cases are surging in Pakistan, the test positivity rate in the Islamabad has increased to 7.7 percent and 2 more educational institutions and Parliament House have been sealed.
The Covid-19 positive increasing rate is pointing towards the second wave that is rapidly taking the whole country under the red zone. There were 228 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported in the capital based on 2,958 tests carried out in the last 24 hours. Two Covid-19 patients have also died. The lowest number of cases last reported in the capital was four on Aug 15.
There were 21 cases reported from I-8, followed by 16 from G-9, 13 from PWD Colony, 12 from Bahria Town, 11 each from Tarlai, I-10 and Bhara Kahu, 10 each from G-11 and G-10, eight from G-13, seven each from Soan Garden, Sihala and DHA II, six each from Jhangi Syedan, G-6 and G-8, five each from H-8, G-7, F-10, E-11 and Chak Shahzad, four each from F-11 and Banigala, three each from I-19, Ghouri Town, G-5, F-8 and Alipur, and two each from Korang Town, Golra Sharif, G-15, F-6, Centaurus, CBR, Town, G-14, Falcon Complex, F-7, D-12 and B-17.
A total 154 out of 4,059 tests carried out in Islamabad on Tuesday were positive, a test positivity rate of 3.79 percent. On Monday, 119 positives were reported out of 2,608 tests – 4.5 percent. On Sunday, 152 out of 4,271 tests came back positive, a test-positivity rate of 3.5 percent.
The capital has now reported 20,471 Covid-19 cases and 224 deaths. So far, 18,378 people have recovered and the city currently has 1,735 active cases.
Furthermore, officials are of the view that cases are rapidly increasing and the active number of cases seems to have increased in a short period of time. Some schools and colleges were closed down due to coronavirus positive cases found in institutions and yesterday a government college in F-7/4 was sealed after six students and members of staff tested positive.
Also, the government has sealed the Parliament House after at least 30 of the two houses’ employees tested positive for coronavirus last week.