Record an increase in the number of confirmed patients in one day in the twin cities
Rawalpindi: Note an increase in the number of patients who tested positive for coronavirus, COVID-19 in one day was listed here in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Monday in the last 24 hours, as many as 28 more patients have been confirmed positive for this disease, the total number patients were confirmed to be 178 in the region.
Data collected by ‘The News’ on Monday revealed that in the past 24 hours, a total of 24 new patients had tested positive for COVID-19 from the district so that the total number of confirmed patients so far was reported from Rawalpindi to 93. The first patient in the district tested positive for COVID-19 here at Benazir Bhutto Hospital on March 20 and since then, no more than 10 confirmed patients have reported a day in Rawalpindi.
The confirmation of 24 new patients for COVID-19 in one day was the highest increase but according to the district health department, it was due to the tireless efforts of its staff who worked to track contacts for days.
As many as 20 of the 24 patients who tested positive for coronavirus were secondary contacts from two confirmed patients who were reported from Tehsil Gujar Khan a few days ago, said Executive District Officer (Health) Dr. Sohail Ahmed Chaudhary when speaking with ‘The News’ on Monday. .
He said several new patients who were confirmed positive in the past 24 hours were contacts of patients who were 80 years old who were confirmed from illnesses that received death by BBH last week. It is important that 87-year-old patients returning from Europe recently undergo treatment at a private hospital in Rawalpindi and be transferred to BBH after becoming critical. He was received by the hospital on March 31.
The district health department team collected samples of the old man and sent them to confirm with the National Institute of Health that turned out to be positive and allowed the health department to collect samples of all patient contacts, EDO said.
Some other patients who tested positive in the last 24 hours were secondary contacts from confirmed female patients who were reported from the district, he said.
Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, four other patients tested positive for COVID-19 in the Capital Territory of Islamabad which have made the number of patients so far confirmed positive in ICT to 82. Three of the total patients so far reported in the federal capital have fully recovered temporarily 79 is being considered an active case on Monday. Coronavirus disease so far does not claim life in Islamabad according to the national Center for Command and Control.
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