Despite the fact that 500 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday in the federal capital and Rawalpindi, the district health officer said that Islamabad was on its way to herd immunity.
Two persons were killed by the virus in the garrison city, but no one perished in the capital. Data show that 266 people in the capital were infected, with a positive rate of 5.47 percent.
Those who did not receive their second dose on Sunday, on the other hand, were treated at vaccination facilities. The NCOC also agreed to keep all vaccination facilities open on September 6 (Defense Day) in order to immunize as many civilians as possible and achieve herd immunity.
Dr. Zaeem Zia told Dawn that over 40000 tests had already been conducted in the previous week and that over 70% of the city’s population had been vaccinated partially or completely.
“We are now entering herd immunity. Positive rates were 5.36 percent last week, down from 7.04 percent the week before,” he said.
In response to the question, Dr. Zia replied that, while absolute figures were not available, specialists documented 90 percent death among unvaccinated people.
“Cases may be recorded and reported,” he said, “but if everyone gets vaccinated, the number of catastrophic cases will decrease.”
Dr. Zia stated that the four vaccination facilities that remained open in Islamabad had vaccinated 4000 individuals who need a second dose.
The vaccinations were administered the day before by include 21642 people who needed both the first and second doses—out of a total of 2,500 people vaccinated in the F-9 Park alone. Furthermore, 4,864 tests, including monitoring and contact tracing samples, were performed in the city on Sunday.