Islamabad Witnesses a Dip in COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Cases

Islamabad witnessed a dip in the cases of COVID-19, as 355 people tested positive for the virus in comparison to 447 previously.

As per the shared details, however, the district administration advised residents to continue following standard operating procedures.

“Positivity rate, which was 7.16pc on Nov 20, has dropped to 5.29pc. Similarly, the number of cases, which had surpassed 500, was 355 on Sunday,” District Health Officer Dr Zaeem Zia informed.

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He said 6,699 tests were conducted on Saturday but the number of positive cases remained below 400.

“In the Sixth Global Symposium on Health System Research held in UAE, which brought together policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from more than 100 nations virtually, a European university had asked for the model of Islamabad and wanted to know the way we were combating the virus,” he said.

Dr. Zia said though the trends were reducing, it was too early to say anything about it.

“I would recommend the masses keep following SOPs and do not go out unnecessarily. We are running our surveillance activities 24/7 and expect people to cooperate with our teams,” he said.

While responding to a question, Dr. Zia said the main focus in the federal capital remained contact tracing.

Every time cases started to surge, the virus chain was broken as a result of which the number of cases started to reduce, he added.

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