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Twin cities log 3 more corona deaths, 71 new cases

July 02, 2021

Rawalpindi : The number of patients who tested positive for coronavirus illness, COVID-19 from Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi district registered a significant increase in the last 24 hours as a total of 71 new patients were tested positive for the illness from the twin cities that was the highest number of cases reported in a day from the region in the last 19 days.

The number of deaths caused by coronavirus illness from the region in the last 24 hours was also higher as compared to the number of COVID-19 deaths reported from the twin cities in the last 10 days of June. The virus has claimed three more lives from the twin cities in the last 24 hours while from June 20 to 30; the number of COVID-19 deaths reported from the region was also three.

Data collected by ‘The News’ reveals that over 70 confirmed cases of the infection in a day have been reported from the twin cities after June 12. Another three deaths due to COVID-19 has taken the death toll from the region to 1772 while the total number of patients so far reported from the region has reached 107,532 on Thursday.

It is, however, ironic that a number of educational institutions operating in private sector in Rawalpindi district have not been following the government’s decision of closing down schools and colleges from July 1 to August 1 for summer vacations. One can witness a number of schools operating in town in violation of the Punjab government’s instructions.

According to In-charge District COVID-19 Cell Rawalpindi Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Jawad Zahid, the positivity ratio of COVID-19 from Rawalpindi district has been recorded as 2.23 per cent in the last 24 hours that is also higher as compared to the positivity rates recorded in the previous week.

According to details, the virus has claimed two more lives from ICT in the last 24 hours taking the death toll from the federal capital to 779 while one patient from Rawalpindi district has lost life due to the illness that has taken death toll from the district to 993 on Thursday.

In the last 24 hours, 54 new patients have been registered from the federal capital. As many as 82,706 patients have been reported from ICT of which 80,955 patients have recovered. The number of active cases of the disease from ICT has jumped to 972 on Thursday after the addition of 21 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, another 17 patients have been tested positive for COVID-19 from Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours taking tally to 24,826 of which 23,701 patients have achieved a cure. According to the district health department, a total of 12 confirmed patients were undergoing treatment at the healthcare facilities in town on Thursday while some 120 confirmed patients of the illness from the district were in home isolation.