Covid-19 claims 3 lives with 55 new infections

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Staff Reporter

As many as 55 more Covid-19 positive cases were reported during the last 24 hours, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 25,041 in the district while three lost their battle of life against the deadly virus.

The total infected cases included 23,128 from Rawalpindi and 1913 from other districts.

District Health Authority informed Wednesday that among the new cases, 12 reported from Rawal Town, 18 from Potohar town, 11 from Rawalpindi Cantt, 3 Taxila 2 Murree, 4 Gujar Khan, 2 Islamabad and one each from Kahuta, Kalar Syedan, and Kotli sattian.

“Presently 117 confirmed patients were admitted to various city facilities, counting 26 in Holy Family Hospital, 22 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 48 in Institute of Urology, 14 in Fauji Foundation Hospital, 6 in Hearts International and one in Akhtar Rukhsana Memorial hospital,” the health authority report said.

District Health Authority informed that so far 22,918 patients were discharged after recovery and 2507 were quarantined including 1423 at home and 1084 in isolation.

Meanwhile, as many as 19 more health workers contracted Covid-19 during the past 24 hours in the country, raising the number of virus-affected medics to 16,164, health ministry sources said on Wednesday.

Those who have contracted the virus included 17 doctors, a nurse and a health staffer at separate health facilities nationwide.

“So far 9656 doctors, 2315 nurses, and 4193 health staff have tested positive for COVID-19 nationwide,” they said adding that 157 health workers have died of coronavirus in the country.

In a previous report, overall 15,441 healthcare workers have recovered from the virus while 531 are under isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 at homes and 16 under treatment at hospitals, sources said.

Most of the healthcare workers infected or died by the virus disease belong to Sindh. As per the province-wise breakup, in Sindh, 5,716 health workers have been infected by coronavirus while 55 died in the disease.

In Islamabad, 1,459 healthcare workers contracted the coronavirus and 11 of them died.