Covid-19 positivity stands at 2.1pc in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD -- With the positivity ratio of Covid-19 cases now at 2.1pc and recoveries of 577 patients reported, 94 new cases surfaced in the capital on Friday.

Three people succumbed to the disease in Rawalpindi district while 25 tested positive.

Health authorities have recommended to impose a smart lockdown in seven areas of the garrison city where cases have been surfacing over the past few days, but the district administration is still undecided about this step.

These areas are: Al Noor Colony where 10 patients reportedly emerged, Gulzar-i-Quaid (21 patients), Ward-8 Wah Cantonment (12 patients), Morgah (17 patients), Gangal (15 patients), Shakrial (13 patients) and Satellite Town f-block (12 patients).

Officials of the capital administration said 4,319 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, whereas there are currently 3,715 active cases.

District Health Officer Dr Zaeem Zia said that the his office traced 331contacts of 89 positive cases reported on Thursday. As many as 123 traced contacts were in the age group of 21-30, 83 in 31-45, 64 in 11-20, 30 in 0-10, 18 in 46-60, 10 in 61-80 and two in 81 and above, he said, adding eight more patients were also admitted in the hospital on Thursday.

There is a considerable reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases, Dr Zia said, adding but the surveillance teams were committed and working to control and contain the pandemic.


Three people died of Covid-19 in the Rawalpindi district on Friday and 25 tested positive.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Riaz, 70, a resident of city area, who was brought to Holy...

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