ISLAMABAD - The weekly Covid-19 positivity ratio

in Islamabad has dropped to

10.26 percent, which was 16.56

percent and 14.26 percent in the

previous two weeks.

The District Health Officer

(DHO), Dr Zaeem Zia while sharing

the latest data about the Covid-19

situation said that although there

was a substantial decrease in

weekly positivity, however the

positivity was still high, he added.

As per the new data a total

of 117,675 individuals in Islamabad

out of 130,872 people

have made recoveries from

the Covid-19 infection since the

start of pandemic.

According to the latest data

shared by DHO, as many as 986

people so far in the federal capital

have lost their lives due to

Covid-19 infection.

Out of 130,872 Covid-19 positive

cases, 29,050 samples were collected

by Test Tracing and Quarantine

(TTQ) and 8,107 samples collected

through Rapid Antigen Test

(RAT). It must be noted that TTQ,

District Health Office-ICT Surveillance

centre was established in

April 2020 and is working 24/7

with 20 surveillance teams.

The DHO further revealed that

till date TTQ, DHO-ICT have sampled

180,700 cases/ contacts. Yesterday,

a total of 465 people in Islamabad

were tested positive for

Covid-19 out of 5412 tests conducted

by the Health authorities

and the positivity ratio remained

8.59 percent.