Coronavirus Delta Variant: 20 Cases Reported In Rawalpindi

Coronavirus Delta Variant: 20 Cases Reported In Rawalpindi

An alarming situation occurred in Pakistan as around 20 cases of the Delta (Indian) COVID-19 variants were reported in the Rawalpindi district during the last 24 hours as per a handout issued on Sunday.

The residents are warned by the district administration that an approaching fourth wave spells more danger than the previous waves and the public should get themselves vaccinated at their earliest to curb further spread of the virus and that they must continue following precautionary measures.

The government employees have also been asked to submit their vaccination certificates by July 12 and if they don’t, their salaries will be stopped.

52 coronavirus patients were reported during the last 24 hours in the district, as per the daily situation report issued by the District Corona Management Centre on Sunday. Out of them, 15 were from Rawal town, 16 belonged to Potohar town and Rawalpindi Cantt each, three from Gujar Khan and two from Taxila.

“Currently, 46 coronavirus patients (confirmed) are admitted to many hospitals in Rawalpindi including 18 to Institute of Urology, 10 to Benazir Bhutto Hospital and Holy Family Hospital each, and 8 to Fauji Foundation Hospital," the report stated.

According to the report, one patient was on a ventilator in critical condition, whereas 17 were stable while 28 were in moderate condition and no patient died due to the virus during the last 24 hours.

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As per the District Health Authority, till now 868,897 people, including 32,127 health workers and 836,770 senior citizens, have been vaccinated across Rawalpindi since the drive launched on March 10.