2 colleges sealed in Islamabad due to a rise in COVID-19 cases
The district health administration has closed 2 colleges after coronavirus cases were reported in the Federal Capital on Friday.
As per the report, several COVID-19 cases were detected in two boys’ colleges in Islamabad’s sectors I-10/1 and F-7/3 and were sealed.
The virus cases have been increased in the educational institutions since they were reopened and resumed regular classes.
Record cases since Dec 24
During the last 24 hours, 11 more patients lost their lives due to respiratory infections in Islamabad and Rawalpindi which is the maximum number of deaths caused by the virus in 2021.
Likewise, the number of patients who detected ‘positive’ from the twin cities in the last 24 hours is the highest in a day after December 24, 2020.
263 new patients have been reported from the twin cities from where the virus has so far taken a total of 1,148 lives.
It is pertinent to mention here that the number of patients being tested positive from the region has been drastically rising for the last three-and-a-half weeks, after the resumption of regular classes in educational institutions at all levels.
As stated by the District Health Officer ICT Dr. Muhammad Zaeem Zia, 231 patients have been tested positive against 5,766 tests run in the federal capital. The positivity rate is 4.0% in the last 24 hours. The number of patients reported in a day from Islamabad is the highest in the last many months, he added.