Islamabad records 571 new cases, 4 deaths in 24 hours

Zubair Qureshi

There is no let-up in new cases of novel coronavirus in the federal capital and the city reported on Sunday 571 cases during the last twenty-four hours.

With the latest addition in cases, total infections in the city have surged to 51,414.

The number of recoveries in the federal capital since outbreak of the virus were recorded 45,381. Meanwhile four deaths in one day took death toll to 543 in the city.

According to the District Health Officer (DHO) the positivity rate remained 8.4 per cent on Sunday while it was 12.5 per cent a day earlier (Saturday).

The National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) is holding an important session today (Monday) to take decisions regarding closure of schools and conduct of exams amid surging coronavirus cases.

A day earlier the positivity rate was the highest to have ever been reported and the number of cases on a single day was the second highest to have been traced in the capital since the outbreak of Covid-19, according to the District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia.

Meanwhile 77 percent registered persons have been administered COVID-19 vaccine.
According to DHO, so far 26,676 registered persons have been inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine.

At Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) 7,871 people have been administered vaccine, while in Polyclinic 2,944 people have been vaccinated,” the DHO said.

At CDA hospital moreover, 3,743 people have been administered vaccine, in Tarai Rural Health Centre 4,818 persons, in Federal General Hospital 2,337 people and at the Isolation Hospital 201 registered persons have been administered coronavirus vaccine, Dr. Zaeem Zia said.

Overall 47,167 people have registered themselves for Covid-19 vaccination in the federal capital territory so far, further said the DHO.

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