“The 75% of residents eligible for vaccine in the capital fully immunized” – Journal


ISLAMABAD: No less than 1.4 million of the 1.6 million inhabitants eligible for the vaccine in the federal capital have been partially or fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Official data showed that 90% of the city’s residents were partially and 75% fully vaccinated.

Islamabad District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia told Dawn that 2.25 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered.

There are 1.6 million people eligible for the vaccine in the city, of whom 1.4 million have been partially or fully vaccinated and about 1.2 million fully vaccinated, he added.

Meanwhile, 20 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the city on Sunday, with a positivity rate recorded at 0.5 pc.


Seven people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Sunday while eight patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering in the past 24 hours.

According to data shared by the District Health Authority, the positivity ratio in the district remained at 0.49 pc.

A total of 1,429 samples were collected, of which seven were found to be infected.

Currently, there are 106 active patients in the district – 26 in hospitals and 80 in isolated homes.

Four of the patients arrived from urban areas and one from Gujar Khan Attock and one from Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

There are 26 patients in different hospitals, including six at Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), nine each at Rawalpindi Urology Institute and Fauji Foundation Hospital and two at Bilal Hospital.

There are three patients on ventilators, 13 on oxygen and 10 are stable.

Dengue fever

Meanwhile, dengue is on the verge of eradication as only seven people were affected by the mosquito-borne viral disease on Sunday in the federal capital.

According to the data, more than 99 cases of dengue have been reported in the past week. During the current season, the highest number of dengue cases was reported during the third week of October, when 486 people were found infected.

In Rawalpindi, 345 suspected dengue patients arrived at three public hospitals and 34 of them were found to be affected by the virus.

According to Rawalpindi Medical University, 20 confirmed cases have arrived at HFH, six at Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and eight at District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ).

In addition, 31 patients were discharged from the three hospitals after treatment in the past 24 hours – 16 from HFH, five from BBH and 10 from DHQ hospital.

Currently, 93 patients are admitted to the three hospitals – 46 at HFH, 27 at BBH and 20 at DHQ hospital.

So far, 3,399 patients have presented to the three hospitals and 1,953 have been discharged from HFH, 908 from BBH and 538 from DHQ hospital, according to the report.

Posted in Dawn, le 22 November 2021


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