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Recoveries From Coronavirus Surpass Positive Cases in Rawalpindi

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It seems the Covid-19 curve is flattening in Rawalpindi, as there were only 36 positive cases reported in the city compared to 293 recoveries in one day.

So far, 16,363 people have been tested for Covid-19 in Rawalpindi district between March 20 and July 11, of which 10,126 tested negative and 6,240 tested positive. There have been 265 deaths and 4,678 people have recovered.

According to the data, 4,807 confirmed cases were reported in Rawalpindi city and its cantonment areas, followed by 250 in Gujar Khan, 260 in Taxila, 78 in Kahuta, 60 in Kotli Sattian, 50 in Murree and 42 in Kallar Syedan.

There are currently 465 patients in hospitals and 832 isolated in their homes. Another 313 suspected patients have been admitted to Rawalpindi’s four hospitals and their samples have been sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Benazir Bhutto Hospital and Holy Family Hospital laboratories for testing.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pointed to ’emerging evidence’ that the coronavirus might spread by air further than previously thought, and warned the pandemic was still accelerating.

The WHO said it would put out a new scientific brief within days, after an international group of scientists concluded the virus could travel far beyond two metres.

The two-metre physical distancing guideline has been a major element in the fight against Covid-19, which has killed more than 538,000 people and infected over 11.6 million since it emerged in China last December.

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