Covid-19 positive patients in Attock surge to 1822

Raza Naqvi

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (Covid-19) positive patients in Attock surgedto 1822 as 19 more patients were detected on Monday, it was officially said.

District focal person for Covid-19 Kashif Hussain has informed among newly positive patients 13 belongs to Attock city, three to Hazro two to Pindigheab while one to Jand.

He informed that the number of active patients in the district is 341 andin which 335 are home isolated while six others are hospitalized.

He informed that as many as 13 suspected patients are also admitted in district headquarters hospital in which 2 are in critical condition.

He informed that the number of suspected patients in the district raised to 31,084 while screening of as many as 34,336 persons was carried out across the district in which 28,584 were tested negative.

Responding to a question, he said that the results of as many as 738 suspected patients are awaited.

He informed that so far 1,426 persons have recovered from the virus in the district so far.

Another school closed down in Attock after teacher tested Covid-19 positive: The authorities in Attock on Monday sealed a school and screening of students another teachers were carried out as one of the teacher of the school was tested positive of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

According to official sources, one teacher Government girls’ high school Kallu Kallan intehsil Hazro was tested Covid-19positive.

A team of local administration led by Assistant Commissioner Shagufta Jabeen rushed to school and carried out disinfection spray besides screening offellow teachers and students.

According to Assistant Commissioner ShaguftaJabeen the school was sealed and closed down for one week in connection to preventive measures to avert further spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) among the students and staff of the school.