Pertaining to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Federal capital, the positivity rate per week has culminated to an alarming figure of 8.79 percent, on Saturday.
Just a few months back, in early January the weekly viral spread rate was about 1.57 pc, said the District Health Officer of Islamabad. However, this changed in the coming week with an upward trend to stand at 2.47 pc.
Health authorities share concern over the unbridled upward trends in the global pandemic’s local spread.
Also to emerge earlier today from the Federal capital, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has tested COVID-19 positive, confirmed SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan.
Dr Faisal Sultan in his tweet said that the premier has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home.
NCOC head Asad Umar said that the premier is perfectly fine and he was infected with the virus before receiving the COVID vaccine jab. Replying to a query he said that the UK variant of the COVID-19 is spreading sharply and urged the masses to ensure strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).