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6 COVID-19 deaths, 465 new cases in twin cities

July 31, 2021

Muhammad Qasim

RAWALPINDI: As many as 465 new patients have been tested positive for coronavirus illness, COVID-19 in the last 24 hours from Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi district while the virus has claimed another six lives from the twin cities that has taken death toll from the region to 1,826. It is pertinent to note that the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreak is hitting population much harder in the twin cities as in the last three days, as many as 10 patients belonging to ICT and Rawalpindi have lost their lives due to the illness while 1,415 new patients have been tested positive in the last three days from the region making an average of around 471 patients per day. Despite the situation worsening, educational institutions in both the public and private sectors are going to operate from the first week of August after summer vacation though many health experts believe that reopening of educational institutions from next week may cause havocmaking the situation worst. It is also alarming that the positivity rate of COVID- 19 has already jumped to around nine per cent in the region as in the last 24 hours, it has been recorded as over 9.8 per cent in the federal capital and 8.36 per cent in the Rawalpindi district. D ata collected by ‘The News’ on Friday reveals that the total number of patients so far reported from the twin cities has reached 113,703 while the number of active cases of COVID-19 fromthe twin cities has been recorded as 3,945 hinting towards a much alarming situation.