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Twin cities log two more corona deaths, 116 new cases

July 14, 2021

Rawalpindi: As many as 116 new patients were reported positive for coronavirus illness, COVID-19 in the last 24 hours from Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi district while another two patients died of the illness from the region taking the death toll to 1,786.

It is, however, alarming that the positivity rate of COVID-19 from the region has been well over five per cent for the last one week or so. In the Rawalpindi district, the positivity ratio has also jumped to over 5.5 per cent in the last 24 hours.

In-charge District COVID-19 Cell Rawalpindi Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Jawad Zahid informed ‘The News’ on Tuesday that a total of 1,233 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the district in the last 24 hours of which 69 were reported positive for the infection. The positivity rate has been recorded as 5.61 per cent.

Data collected by ‘The News’ on Tuesday has revealed that the total number of patients so far reported from the twin cities has reached 109,139.

After another COVID-19 death from Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours, the death toll became 1,001. Another 49 patients belonging to the district have been tested positive in the last 24 hours taking tally to 25,308 of which 23,882 patients have recovered while the number of active cases from the district was recorded as 425 on Tuesday.

According to the health department, a total of 24 confirmed patients were undergoing treatment at the healthcare facilities in town while 401 patients from Rawalpindi district were in home isolation on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the virus claimed one more life from ICT in the last 24 hours taking the death toll from the federal capital to 785 while 67 new patients were reported positive for COVID-19 from ICT that took the total number of patients so far tested positive from the federal capital to 83,831.