Rawalpindi: In the last 24 hours, another patient suffering from coronavirus illness, COVID-19 died of the illness from Rawalpindi district taking tally to 1,007 though the virus did not claim any life from Islamabad Capital Territory in the last five days from where a total of 787 patients had already lost their lives due to COVID-19.
Data collected by ‘The News’ on Tuesday reveals that a total of 198 new patients were reported from the twin cities in the last 24 hours taking the total to 110,707 while death of another patient took the death toll from the region to 1,794. It is, however, alarming that the average positivity rate of COVID-19 from the region has been recorded well over five per cent for the last two weeks. The number of active cases from both the federal capital and Rawalpindi district has been on a continuous rise for the last three weeks. On Tuesday, there were a total 2,797 active cases of COVID-19 belonging to the twin cities while on June 30, the number of active cases from the region was around 1,000. In the last 24 hours, as many as 120 new patients have been reported from ICT and 78 from Rawalpindi district. Confirmation of 78 more patients positive for COVID-19 from Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours has taken tally to 25865 of which 24,182 patients have recovered.