Attock witnesses highest casualties in a single day

Raza Naqvi

Attock district on Wednesday witnessed highest single of causalities due to novel coronavirus Covid-19 as three persons succumbed to virus while number of positive patients surged to 1826 during last 24 hours. Health officials said.

According to official sources 53 years old Rukhsana Bibi and 75 years old Manzoor Ellahi both residents of Attock city and 65 years old Mareena Jan- a resident of Hazro who was admitted at district headquarters hospital was succumbed to virus.

District focal person for Covid-19 Kashif Hussain has informed that after detection of virus among more persons, tally surged to 1,826.

He informed that the number of active patients in the district is 269 and in which 262 are home isolated while six others seven others are hospitalized.

While giving details about the active patients in the different parts of the district, he informed that in Attock city there are 124 positive patients, 59 in Hazro, 40 in Pindigheab, 29 in Jand, 10 in Hassanabdal while 7 are in Fatehjnag.

He informed that as many as 7 suspected patients are also admitted in district headquarters hospital and all are in crtical condition.

He informed that the number of suspected patients in the district rose to 31562 while screening of as many as 34814 persons was carried out across the district in which 28782 were tested negative.

Responding to a question, he said that the results of as many as 954 suspected patients are awaited.

He informed that so far 1522 persons have recovered from the virus in the district so far.

Responding to a question, he said that safe burial of as many as 109 patients including Covid-19 positive and suspected have so far carried out in the district.

Moreover, the district education authorities in Attock warning to the school heads across the district that the teachers as well as students with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 positive symptoms are attending their respective school which is against the standing order procedure (SoP).

The letter warned that in future any teacher or student found with symptoms, the concerned school head would be liable to face disciplinary action.

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