Record rise of Covid-19 cases witnessed in Capital

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DC directs to provide best facilities to Covid patients


Staff Reporter

A sharp spike in Covid-19 cases was witnessed in the federal capital Islamabad on Saturday as the District Health Officer (DHO) confirmed the rise in positivity rate to 10.7 per cent.

The DHO said in statement 709 coronavirus cases were reported in 24 hours.

The positivity rate of coronavirus cases has crossed the 10 per cent mark, whereas, the number of deaths reached up to 557 including two deaths in the past 24 hours.

A total of 55,056 cases were recorded in the federal capital so far and 62 per cent of ventilators are currently occupied by patients.

The latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed that coronavirus has claimed 67 more lives in Pakistan during the past 24 hours, whereas, 4,468 fresh infections were reported during the period.

The total count of active cases is 42,384 and the positivity rate stands at 10.09 per cent.
A total of 44,279 tests were conducted across the country during this period.

Since the detection of the first Covid-19 case in the country, overall 10,021,070 tests have been conducted so far.

2,842 patients are in critical condition across the country, whereas, 2,137 people recovered from the deadly disease during the last 24 hours. Overall 593,282 have regained their health from the Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Capt (R) Anwar Ul Haq on Saturday visited Corona Management Centre at Sports complex, Shamsabad and inspected the facilities being provided to the patients.

He interacted with the patients admitted at the center and prayed for their early recovery.

Anwar directed the officials to provide maximum possible facilities to Covid-19 suspects and patients reaching hospitals as Punjab government was committed to fight and defeat the deadly virus.

The DC also asked the administration of the hospital to ensure the provision of balanced diet to the patients.

He urged the people to follow standard operating procedures regarding coronavirus including maintaining social distancing, use of masks and washing hands with sanitizer, adding the government could not eliminate any pandemic without the cooperation of masses.

Anwar lauded the role of doctors nurses and para medical staff in tackling this deadly disease.

The DC informed on the occasion that 261 more Covid-19 positive cases had been reported during the last 24 hours including 244 belonged to Rawalpindi and 17 from other districts.

“Presently 11 confirmed patients were admitted in Holy Family Hospital, 9 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital,44 in Institute of Urology,18 in Fauji Foundation Hospital,2 Begum Akhtar memorial trust and one in Hearts International Hospital “ he added. He said that 6 patients died during last 24 hours.