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Islamabad sees highest positivity rate since Covid-19 outbreak

Islamabad positivity rate

The highest coronavirus positivity rate in Islamabad has been recorded on Tuesday since the outbreak in March, the rate has reached 11.78.

According to the district administration, the daily positivity rate of coronavirus cases has been recorded highest on Tuesday. Besides, five people succumbed to the virus in the twin cities and another 353 were infected yesterday.

On the other hand, five educational institutions were closed after the virus was detected among their staff and students. The institutions are Islamabad Model School for Girls, F-7/2, Islamabad Model School, G-7/3, Islamabad Model College for Boys, H-9, Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-6/2, and Islamabad Model College, Malpur.

As per the official statement, 3 people died on Tuesday, adding that in the last 24 hours, 1,917 tests were conducted out of which 226 people, 127 males, and 99 females, were found infected. This showed a positivity rate of 11.78pc. 2 women belong from the age group pf 40-79 include in the deceased patients. Women were admitted to PIMS and the Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre.

Read more: Covid-19 Second Wave: Islamabad Test Positivity Rate Rises to 7.7pc

The tally of positive cases is 24,444 and so far 20,708 patients have recovered. Since the outbreak of the virus, 262 Covid-19 patients have lost their lives in Islamabad.

According to the officials, 21 cases were reported from G-13 and G-14 followed by 14 from I-10, 12 each from G-7 and F-10, 11 each from I-8 and G-8, 10 each from Bahria Town, G-9 and F-8, nine each from G-6 and E-11, eight each from Margalla Town and F-6, seven from G-5.

Six each from DHA-II, H-9, G-11, and G-10, five each from Model Town, Tarlai, Ghauri Town, Shah Allah Ditta, and Bhara Kahu, four each from Khanna and F-11, three each from Jinnah Garden and F-7, two each from Suparco, PWD, NPF, Media Town, and B-17 and one from I-9.

Meanwhile, the total number of active patients in the capital stands at 3,473 with 117 in hospitals and the remaining isolated at homes. The condition of 10 hospitalized patients is stable while 91 are on oxygen and 16 on ventilators.

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