PESHAWAR: Coronavirus has claimed life of another doctor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Dr. Farooq was additional director of Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital Bannu.
As per provincial doctors association, Dr. Farooq was being treated in Peshawar’s North West Hospital and was shifted on ventilator after his condition deteriorated. The association further said that 40 health workers including 25 doctors have succumbed to coronavirus but government has so far not given any martyrs package.
On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 75 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 403,311. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 8,166 on Wednesday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,829 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Punjab has overtaken Sindh in most number of casualties. Till now 175,642 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 120,356 in Punjab, 47,701 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,215 in Balochistan, 30,748 in Islamabad, 6,982 in Azad Kashmir and 4,667 in Gilgit-Baltistan. Furthermore 3,066 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 2,962 in Sindh, 1,375 in KP, 169 in Balochistan, 324 in Islamabad, 173 in Azad Kashmir and 97 in GB.
Meanwhile, the second wave of coronavirus seemed to be on the prowl in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as 331 new cases and six deaths were reported during the last 24 hours, said a report of the Health Department on Wednesday.
The numbers of deaths from coronavirus infection have reached 1375 while so far a total of 47701 people have been reported as affected by the virus. According to the report of the Health Department, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the number of active cases was 4196 while 266 gained recovery from the disease during the last 24 hours. Till date 42130 affected people have defeated the virus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it added.