Positivity rate of Covid-19 declining with 564 new cases in past 24 hours

Zubair Qureshi

With countrywide decline in the single-day cases of Covid-19, Islamabad too has reported reduction in the number cases during the past twenty-four hours.

Pakistan had reported 4,004 cases on Wednesday and less than 4,000 on Tuesday and this was also reflected in Islamabad’s coronavirus situation as 564 cases were reported on Wednesday against 659 cases, a day earlier (Tuesday) in the federal capital.

The testes conducted in the same period (6,772) were also less than the tests done on Tuesday i.e.7,500.

According to District Health Department positivity rate remained 8.39 percent in the city on Wednesday which is again less than the previous day’s positivity rate i.e. 8.79 per-cent.

Among the various localities and areas/sectors, Bhara Kahu reported highest number of cases i.e. 45 followed by the Bahira Town, 36. Tarlai and G-10 too reported 31 and 23 cases respectively.

Margalla Town, G-11 and DHA Phase II reported 20 cases each while sectors G-9 and F-8 had 19 cases each during the last twenty-four hours.

The data prepared by the District Health Department further revealed 17 cases were detected in G-6 and G-13 each while 16 cases were reported from I-9 and F-7 each.

The lowest number of cases was reported from E-16, G-12 and H-12 as three new infections emerged from there, according to the DHO.

The total number of cases in Islamabad after 564 in the last twenty-four hours has surged to 62,775 while four deaths in the same period has taken the death toll to 588.

Meanwhile, the District health officer Dr Zaeem Zia while talking to Pakistan Observer said registration of persons 50 and above has already started for vaccin-ation.

Bring your family members to the closes vaccination centres by following the simple procedure ie send an SMS to 1166 or call at 1166.

You can also do it by visiting nims.nad-ra.gov.pk and fill the form, he said urging the people to “fill it even today.”

However, despite these promising signs (of decline in covid cases) the district administration of Islamabad and the DHO have urged the people to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as coronavirus was far from over and might return any time in case of the SOPs violation.