Four more cases are tested positive in Rawalpindi
Four more patients have been tested positive for corona virus illness, COVID-19 here in town in last 24 hours So the total number of positive so far from Rawalpindi is 42 whereas patients belonging to other districts of the country that are undergoing the treatment in Rawalpindi have been removed from the data of district.
The patients that are over the age of 70 have been quarantine to monitor their health regularly at two different facilities established in universities in Rawalpindi. Six patients belonging to the Rawalpindi district are also undergoing treatment at the quarantine facility in Islamabad.
According to the data, a total of 48 confirmed patients are undergoing treatment at healthcare facilities in Rawalpindi on Tuesday while 60 in Islamabad including 16 at the hospital making a total of 108 cases in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Three patients must so far die of the infection in Rawalpindi.
At present, a total of 39 confirmed patients of COVID-19 are undergoing treatment at Corona Management Center established at Rawalpindi Institute of Urology, said Medical Superintendent at RIU Dr. Randhawa while talking to ‘The News’ on Wednesday. He stated the patients admitted to the CMC are stable till now.
The district health department is managing district-wise data for better surveillance, said Executive District Officer (Health) Dr. Sohail Chaudhary while talking to ‘The News’.
He further added that the health department is working on contact tracing to screen all contacts of the patients who have already been tested positive for corona virus illness in the district. All four new patients tested positive in the last 24 hours have contacts with some confirmed patient, he said.
He added that as many as 64 persons have been kept under quarantine at quarantine facility established at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi and seven persons are under quarantine at a quarantine facility in Fatima Jinnah Women University. The health department is focusing on contact screening and isolation of suspects, he said.