Cases of Covid-19 on the rise in twin cities

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Staff Reporter

Despite opening of schools over the government’s claim of decline in Covid-19 cases, infections in the twin cities are steadily on the rise and the federal capital on Wednesday reported 174 cases in the last twenty-four hours.

However, no death was reported during the same period. According to the official portal of the National Health Services (NHS) Ministry, with the latest number of cases the tally of infections stands at 44,690 while the number of recoveries surged to 42,317 as of Wednesday.

Islamabad’s death toll stands at 501 and for the last three days no death was reported in the city.

Similarly, in Rawalpindi, cases are on the rise and a day earlier 316 active patients were reported.

According to the breakup, around 73 patients are in hospitals and 28 were brought from other districts while 243 patients are isolated in their homes. Around 452 patients are waiting for the results of their coronavirus serology.

Out of those admitted in hospitals, 13 patients belonged to Rawalpindi city and cantonment areas including one patient from cantonment, seven from Potohar Town, five from Rawal Town, three patients each from Gujar Khan and Kallar Syedan and one patient each from Kotli Sattian and Taxila.