Coronavirus claims 25 more lives in KP

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Coronavirus claimed 25 more lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last 24 hours and with this the death toll from Corona in the province has risen to 3,900, the official of the health department said in a briefing here on Saturday.

He said, another 550 people recovered from corona virus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 24 hours and the number of recovering corona patients in the province has reached 118,323. He said, 452 people have been infected with coronavirus in the last 24 hours and the total number of corona cases in the province has reached 129,013.

He said the number of active cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is 6,790. The health department across the province has conducted 8,471 diagnostic tests in one day in the province. In the last 24 hours, he said, 97 new cases were reported in Peshawar, 38 in Lower Dir, 35 in Abbottabad, 31 in Mardan and 28 in Buner.

The number of corona patients in LRH has gradually decreased to 202 with 18 patients being admitted in ICU. The Oxygen capacity has been increased by another 10,000 liters, now the total capacity has reached 25,000, he informed. He said, the reduction in Corona patients does not mean that Corona is gone. He appealed to people to follow the corona SOPs issued by the provincial government.

Services regarding Lady Reading Hospital Corona are not declining at present. About the Khyber Teaching Hospital, he said, it has 106 beds for Corona patients and Corona patients are admitted to 77 beds. The hospital has 25 ventilators for Corona patients with 25 patients in intensive care at the hospital.

There are currently 20 patients being treated at HDU and 25 patients are being treated for low Oxygen levels, he informed. He said two patients have been confirmed dead due to coronary heart disease today with 3 more corona patients being admitted on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus has continued decreasing in severity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the rate of positive cases of corona is 15.3% across the province, an official of the Health Department said here on Saturday.

The rate of positive cases in Peshawar and Mardan in the last 7 days is 12.12% and the rate of corona positive cases in Bajaur and Shangla during a week is 10.10% while the rate of positive cases in 11 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is less than 10%, the official of the Health Department disclosed.

He said the positive cases of corona in 21 districts are between one to four percent and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has also seen a significant decline in active cases of corona in the province. He informed that there are a total of 6,790 active cases of corona in the province and a total of 1,194 admitted patients of Corona in different hospitals of the province.

The number of active cases of corona in the provincial capital has dropped to 764, he said. He said, 412 patients of Corona are admitted in three major hospitals of the provincial capital including Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, Hayatabad Medical Complex Hospital and Khyber Teaching Hospital.

He said, in Hayatabad Medical Complex 204 beds allotted for Corona patients and currently 135 Corona patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital while 59 beds are vacant. The hospital, he said, is allotted 38 ventilators for corona patients. He said, Corona patients are undergoing treatment on 22 ventilators and 16 ventilators are vacant in the hospital.