Islamabad’s health office recommends the closure of seven sub-sectors.

"Islamabad", Islamabad's health office recommends the closure of seven sub-sectors.

ISLAMABAD: As Covid-19 cases continued to rise, the district health office has recommended sealing seven areas in various sectors of the capital city.

Dr. Zaeem Zia, the district health officer, told Dawn that his office had recommended the district administration that G-6/1, G-6/2, G-7/2, G-8/1, G-9/2, G-10/4, and G-11/3 be sealed due to the emergence of cases.

According to the letter sent to the deputy commissioner’s office, DHO Covid-19 teams conducted surveillance in the subsectors G-6/1, G-6/2, G-7/2, G-8/1, G-9/2, G-10/4, and G-11/3. The virus has also been transmitted to family members of the Covid-19 patients, the statement added.

“Additional contact tracing and sampling resulted in the identification of additional cases in the areas. Contacts were quarantined at their residences, and these sectors may remain under your administration’s strict supervision.”

To ensure resident safety and to contain the virus’s spread, it is recommended that movement within these sub-sectors be restricted.

Additionally, due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in the capital, SOPs may be strictly enforced, the letter added.

Capital administration officials reported 568 active cases in G-6, 491 in G-10, 426 in G-7, 421 in G-9, 398 in G-11, and 349 in G-8.

"Islamabad", Islamabad's health office recommends the closure of seven sub-sectors.

Loi Bher has the most active cases with 1,037. The number of patients whose addresses are unknown has also steadily increased to 794.

These patients pose a threat to the administration’s safety measures aimed at preventing the spread.

Bhara Kahu and Tarli, with 716 and 674 active cases, have the third and fourth highest numbers of active cases.

Meanwhile, the capital’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 611, as six more people died on Saturday and four more on Sunday.

On Saturday, two male and female patients in the age groups 50-59 and 60-69 died, while two male patients in the age group 70-79 died.

Residents of Bhara Kahu, G-10, Sohan, Kurri, and G-15 were among them. One of the deceased’s addresses was unknown.

One female died in each of the age groups 60-69 and 80-89. Additionally, two additional females in the age group of 50-59 were killed.

They lived in Bhara Kahu, G-7, G-8, and Rawat. In the capital, there are 12,865 active cases. The total number of cases has now reached 52,904.

On Monday, officials reported 680 cases in the capital, adding that 5,982 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 11.36pc.

There are 545 patients admitted to 15 hospitals, including 306 capital residents, and 483, including 275 capital residents, are on oxygen. Similarly, 62 patients are on ventilators, including 31 from the capital. Beds and ventilators allocated to Covid-19 patients are occupied at a rate of 67.95pc and 55.35pc, respectively.

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