Lowest positivity of Covid-19 recorded in Islamabad

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Zubair Qureshi

Recently, Islamabad has seen a significant dip in the daily positivity rate in last four weeks.

In the past 24 hours, 3,337 people were sampled for novel coronavirus infection in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) out of which 25 tested positive.

It’s the lowest-ever single-day tally reported in the capital in the ongoing third wave which started around mid-March.

ICT’S daily positivity rate also dropped to its lowest value since the beginning of the third wave to 0.7%.

Moreover, Zero deaths were reported in the federal capital in past 24 hours.
As per the latest Covid statistics provided by the federal government, the totall documented cases of ICT have reached 82,278 while at least 773 people have been reported to die from the viral infection. The total recoveries have reached 80,289.

Zaeem Zia MD, the District Health Officer (DHO) Islamabad has urged the public to keep following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) put in place by the local authorities to further curb the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, the district administration of ICT is gearing up the mass vaccination drive across the capital.

In this regard, mobile vaccination units have also been established in addition to vaccination centers set up at hospitals, shopping centerrs, and various other corporate premises to further assist the general population.

As per the reports, 22 such mobile units have been set up so far which are administering vaccines to the residents.

DHO Islamabad credits his administration’s efforts in the ongoing vaccination campaign to be the reason behind decreased positivity rate.

In the Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) in F-9 Park we are inoculating up to 7,000 plus persons the Chinese vaccine said Dr Zaeem dismissing the reports of vaccine shortage.

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