(MENAFN – Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR: The death toll from COVID-19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reached 351 because six new deaths were reported on Wednesday.
According to the latest data shared by the KP Ministry of Health, as many as 261 new cases were confirmed in the province over the past 24 hours, with a total of 6,815. New infections include 70 of those returning from abroad who have been kept in various quarantine centers. Of the six new deaths, three have been reported in Peshawar, and one each in Swat, Nowshera and Lower Dir.
The Department of Health said a total of 2,130 patients had recovered at KP including 72 over the past 24 hours. The active case is 4,334.
KP maintains a grim milestone of most deaths due to pandemics in the country.
Eid holidays canceled health staff
The KP government said health staff would remain on duty even during the Eid holiday due to the coronavirus situation.
According to the notice, several health institutions will remain open from May 22-27, which is the Idul Fitri holiday. Offices that will remain open include the Ministry of Health, Directorate General of Health Services, KP, including the merged area, all district health office (DHO) offices and medical supervisors, all hospitals and other health facilities, Health Commission, Independent Monitoring Commission.
Decisions have been taken to facilitate coronavirus and other patients. The lockdown in this province has also been more relaxed until Eid al-Fitr to facilitate people preparing for Eid.
The death toll across the country passes 1,000
The death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan has risen to 1,017.
Punjab and Sindh each reported 17 deaths, while KP reported six deaths over the past 24 hours.
A total of 351 deaths have been reported in KP, 297 in Punjab, 316 in Sindh, 38 in Balochistan, four in Gilgit-Baltistan, 10 in the Capital Territory of Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has risen to 47,979.
Of these, 18,964 have been reported in Sindh, 17,382 in Punjab, 6,815 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,968 in Balochistan, 1,138 in the Islamabad Capital Territory, 579 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 133 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
A total of 13,101 patients have recovered from the virus in Pakistan.