Country sees reduction in Covid-19 cases – Journal
ISLAMABAD: A drop in the number of Covid-19 cases has been observed across the country over the past week and the positivity ratio has remained below 5pc.
As many as 2,233 new cases have been reported across the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 1,234,828 while 50 people have lost their lives.
The country’s overall positivity ratio was recorded at 4.2 pc. Four people lost their lives to the disease in the districts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, while 201 people tested positive and 50 were discharged from hospitals after their recovery.
According to data shared by the District Health Authority, the positivity ratio in the capital was 3% and 5.3% in Pindi district.
A total of 52,788 tests were carried out across the country, including 18,952 in Sindh, 14,666 in Punjab, 12,029 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,721 in the Capital Territory of Islamabad (ICT), 1,300 in Balochistan , 410 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 710 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. (AJK).
There are currently 60,952 active cases in the country. Of these 4,409 patients are in intensive care. The maximum number of fans is occupied in Sargodha with an occupancy rate of 63pc, Bahawalpur (40pc), Lahore (52pc) and Multan (84pc).
No less than 45 of the deceased patients were under treatment in different hospitals; five of them died in isolation at home, according to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).
Most of the deaths were reported in Punjab, followed by KP and 14 of those who died were on ventilator therapy.
So far, around 1,146,394 people have recovered from the disease across Pakistan, making it a significant number with a recovery rate of over 90 percent. Pakistan has so far administered at least 76,749,558 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine while 630,074 people were vaccinated on Thursday.
Meanwhile, administration officials in the capital said two people in the 40-49 and 60-69 age groups have died. Both were men and residents of Koral and Sihala.
In the past 24 hours, 4,721 tests have been carried out in the capital for the detection of the virus.
They said 13 cases were reported in Rawat, followed by 10 from I-8, nine from G-11, seven each from I-10 and F-11, six from Loi Bher, five each from Bhara Kahu, Tarlai and Alipur, four each. from G-8, F-6, F-10 and Sohan, two each from G-10, Koral and G-5, and one each from E-11, I-9, Khanna, G-13, F-7, Kurri, Chirrah, G-15, Sihala, Bari Imam, H-9, Pind Begwal, Jhangi Syedan and Gokina. The addresses of 42 cases are not known.
There are currently 2,363 active cases in the capital. Of the total, 121 are admitted to hospitals, 104 on oxygen and 17 on ventilators.
So far, 104,764 residents of the capital have contracted the virus and out of a total of 101,491 have recovered. As many as 910 patients have died from the disease in the city.
A total of 1,056 samples were taken of which 1,000 were declared negative.
Those who died in the district have been identified as Sheraz Ahmed, 37, a resident of Westridge near the crossing, who was taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) on September 23, and Dr Aslam Sami, 84-year-old resident of Chaklala Scheme-I, who was admitted to Shifa International Hospital on September 23.
There are 868 active patients in the district. No less than 124 are hospitalized and 744 are isolated at home.
No less than 11 patients come from the cantonment areas, 12 from the town of Potohar, 10 from the town of Rawal, five each from Gujar Khan, four patients arrived from Kallar Syedan, one from Kotli Sattian, five from Murree while two patients arrived from Taxila. Two patients arrived from Islamabad and one patient each came from Chakwal, Jhelum, Nankana Sahib and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Five patients were admitted to Holy Family Hospital, 47 to Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 49 to Rawalpindi Urological Institute, four to District Headquarters Hospital, 23 to Fauji Foundation Hospital , three at Bilal Hospital, one patient each at Hearts International Hospital and Akhtar Rukhsana Begum. Hospital.
There are six ventilator patients in Rawalpindi, 49 are on oxygen and 69 are stable.
Posted in Dawn, le 25 September 2021