Rate of corona positive cases jump to 5.6 percent in KP: Official
PESHAWAR: The fourth wave of corona in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become alarming as the rate of positive cases reached 5.6 percent with the highest number of corona cases reached 34% in Abbottabad in the last 24 hours, an official of the health department said here Saturday. Giving detail, he said, within a week, there was a significant increase in corona cases in 17 districts of the province as a result the number of active cases in the province has also increased to 7,389. In the last 7 days, he reported that Peshawar and Kurram districts recorded the highest rate of positive cases at 14% while the weekly rate of positive cases in Kohat and Upper Chitral was 11%. KP administers over 1,658 vaccine doses A total of 1,658,405 people have been administered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while 1.53 million people administered the first dose of Sinopharm, said the official. The official reported that 456,760 people were also given a second dose of Sinopharm and 27, 77, 693 people were given the first dose of Sinovac and 629,041 people were given a second dose of Sinovac. A total of 299,002 people have been vaccinated against CanSino and the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine was given to 158,521 people in Peshawar and 64,716 people were given the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, he said. He said 154,218 citizens have been given a dose of Pak-Vac and 4,194 people got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and 3752 people were given the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The first dose of Moderna vaccine was given to 352,031 people and 54668 people were given second dose of moderna vaccine, he informed. 203 Corona patients under treatment in LRH, KTH A total of 203 corona patients are being treated in two major hospitals of Peshawar including Lady Reading and Khyber Teaching Hospitals, a spokesman of the hospital Muhammad Asim told media men here on Saturday. He said that in Lady Reading Hospital, they have 130 corona patients under treatment with a total of 68 ventilators and out of which 38 ventilators have been allocated for coronavirus patients. He said, there are 28 patients on ventilators, 9 new coronavirus patients admitted and 10 coronavirus patients discharged after recovery. However, the spokesman of the Khyber Teaching Hospital Sajjad Ahmad disclosed that Khyber Teaching Hospital has 116 beds for Corona patients and Corona patients are admitted on 103 beds in Peshawar. Sajjad Ahmad said that the hospital has 28 ventilators reserved for Corona patients and they have 17 patients in intensive care. He reported that currently 60 patients are being treated at HDU and 25 corona patients are being treated for Low Oxygen levels while 4 more corona patients have been admitted on Saturday and also confirmed the deaths of 3 corona patients. He said only 13 beds are left vacant in the hospital. - APP