The capital is establishing mass vaccination centers to vaccinate at least 4,000 people a day.
Two centers have been set up at the Isolation Hospital and Infections Treatment Centre where vaccination will begin next week. According to the officials of Islamabad administration, around said 548 people were diagnosed with the virus in Islamabad on Thursday along with 1 death. The positivity rate was 10.2 percent. A male patient, aged over 90 years, resident of Bhara Kahu passed away whereas no deaths were reported from Rawalpindi.
District Health Officer Dr Zaeem Zia told the media that 15 vaccination centers were currently operating in the capital. Healthcare workers and citizens above the age of 60 years are being administered the vaccine.
The capital has an elderly population of 132,104. Around 80,063 people are in the age group of 60-69; 36,028 in 70-79 and 16,013 in the 80 and above age group; of them 4,337 people in the age group of 60-69, 1849 in the age group of 70-79 and 654 in the 80 and above group already contracted the virus.
Approximately 52,483 healthcare workers and elderly people got themselves registered for vaccination and the schedule was issued to 42,906 of them. Around 32,492 healthcare workers and elders had been vaccinated in the capital.
Meanwhile, 110 new cases had been reported in the age group of 30-39, followed by 107 in 40-49, 106 in 20-29, 77 in 50-59, 48 in 0-9, 47 in 60-69, 33 in 10-19, 22 in 70-79 and one in 80 and above.
Likewise, 65 cases were reported from Loi Bher, 42 from Rawat, 27 from G-6, 25 from I-8, 23 from Khanna, 22 from Tarlai, 21 from Bhara Kahu, 20 from I-10, 19 from F-11, 18 each from G-9, G-13, 17 from G-7, 16 from Sohan, 15 each from G-11, G-8, G-10, 14 from F-8, 12 from E-11, 11 from I-9, nine each from F-6, F-7, eight from Sihala, seven from Jhangi Syedan, six each from Alipur, Kurri, D-12, four each from Chirrah, Kirpa, three each from G-15, G-14, F-5, H-13, H-12, E-17, two each from Bari Imam, E-7, D-17, Tarnol, and H-11.