Islamabad: The positivity rate of coronavirus illness, COVID-19 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has been registering a continuous increase for the last three weeks setting off alarm bells because the situation hints toward another spike in the number of cases.
The situation may get more alarming because the majority of people in the region have already stopped following standard operating procedures to avoid COVID-19 and one can hardly witness individuals wearing masks in markets or in other public places including offices.
District Health Officer ICT Dr. Muhammad Zaeem Zia informed ‘Private News’ on Sunday that the positivity rate of COVID-19 is on a continuous rise. As the weekly positivity rate of the infection recorded as 0.88 per cent in the last one week. While in the previous week, from April 25 to May 1, it was 0.71 per cent in the federal capital.
The positivity rate of COVID-19 in Islamabad has jumped to 0.88 per cent from the reading of 0.37 per cent. This recorded from April 11 to April 17 this year. From April 18 to April 24, the positivity rate of infection in ICT was 0.42 per cent.
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It is also important to mention that as many as 85 new patients have confirmed positive for COVID-19 from ICT in the last three weeks. While from the Rawalpindi district, only 26 individuals have tested positive for the infection in the last 21 days. The positivity rate of COVID-19 in the Rawalpindi district has recorded as 0.11 per cent in the last two days.