Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s COVID-19 death toll mount to 209 with 3,956 infections

Pakistan reports 91 deaths by coronavirus, 4,133 cases in a day

PESHAWAR: The death toll from COVID-19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has mounted to 209 as six new deaths were reported on Thursday.
According to KP Health Department, as many as 244 new cases were confirmed in KP during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 3,956. The new cases include 14 from quarantine centre in Torkham. Out of six new deaths, four have been reported in Peshawar and one each in Malakand and Mansehra.
A total of 984 patients have recovered in KP including 45 during the last 24 hours.
The death toll in Peshawar has mounted to 129, well over two-thirds of total deaths in the province. Swat has reported 14 deaths and Mardan 11.
Coronavirus has affected many doctors and the latest to be affected is the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Southern Region President Dr Faheemullah Mehsud. He was working at Radiology Department of the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH).
The YDA said as many as 115 doctors have been infected with the virus so far. All the people who came in contact with the infected doctor will be tested.
Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Local Government Kamran Bangash has recovered from the coronavirus.
Few days ago, Kamran Bangash was diagnosed with the virus after which he isolated himself at his home. His family members were also tested, but none of them were diagnosed with the virus. On Thursday, the test of Kamran Bangash also came back as negative.
While thanking the public for their prayers, the special assistant said he will resume his duties from today (Friday).
Death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan has mounted to 591.
As many as 209 deaths have been reported in KP, 182 in Punjab, 171 in Sindh, 22 in Balochistan, three in Gilgit-Baltistan and four in Islamabad Capital Territory.
The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan have mounted to 24,898.
Of these, 9,093 have been reported in Sindh, 9,195 in Punjab, 3,956 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,663 in Balochistan, 521 in Islamabad Capital Territory 394 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 76 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
As many as 6,464 patients have recovered from the virus in Pakistan.


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