25 more die from Corona; 783 new cases reported in KP
PESHAWAR: Coronavirus (Covid-19) claimed 25 more lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as 783 new cases reported from the province during last 24 hours, said Health Department here on Sunday. With 25 more deaths, the tally from the virus in the province has climbed to 4797 while 783 new cases have reached the total number of active cases to 7658 and overall Corona cases to 57148. During the same period 561 patients recovered from the disease that has reached the total number of recovered persons in the province to 44693. A total of 11814 tests were conducted out of which 783 have proved positive for Coronavirus in the province. So far a total of 61340 tests have been conducted. According to the data shared by Health Department, district Peshawar has emerged as the worst affected district with 327 cases against the total Corona cases of 345 in other districts of the Peshawar division. Sixteen cases have been reported from Nowshera, two from Charsadda and no case in Khyber and Mohmand districts of the division. Out of the total 25 deaths in the province, 16 have been reported from Peshawar division with 14 and 2 deaths in Peshawar and Nowshera districts respectively while no death is reported from Charsadda, Khyber and Mohmand districts. Hazara division has emerged as the second badly affected division wherein 112 new cases with the highest 63 cases have been reported from Mansehra. One person is died of Corona in Abbottabad district. Malakand division remained number third in Corona cases during last 24 hours with 101 new cases with three deaths occurred in Swat and Malakand districts of the division. In Malakand division, Chitral Lower is the worst affected district with 40 new cases followed by Swat with 18 new cases. Dir Lower and Malakand have 11 new cases each while Chitral Upper has 14 new cases followed by 5 cases in Buner and one each case in Dir Upper and Shangla while no case has been reported from Shangla. Furthermore, 72 new Corona cases have been reported from Kohat division, 36 in D.I. Khan division and 26 in Bannu division respectively. 228 patients under treatment in HMC, KTH Currently, 228 Covid patients were being treated in two major hospitals of Peshawar – Hayatabad Medical Complex and Khyber Teaching Hospital. In Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), 128 corona patients were under treatment wherein, the total number of ventilators is 68 among which 38 have been occupied. An official of the health department on Sunday confirmed that there 28 patients were on ventilators with seven new coronavirus patients admitted and nine other were discharged after recovery in last 24 hours. He said the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) has reserved 116 beds for Corona patients, adding that 100 corona patients were admitted in KTH Peshawar wherein, 28 ventilators were reserved for Corona patients among which 20 were occupied while 55 patients were being treated in the hospital. He said, 25 patients were being treated for Low Oxygen levels, adding, five new patients were admitted on Sunday. He also confirmed that one more person died of Covid 19 during last 24 hours. Corona vaccination of citizens continues A total of 1,722,827 people have been vaccinated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a total of 1,634,490 people have been given the first dose of Sinopham, an official of the Health Department said here Sunday. He said the door-to-door vaccination campaign announced by the Commissioner Peshawar Riaz Mehsud also got momentum and the health workers along with the personnel of the security have been vaccinating people in different localities. He said 464,788 people were also given a second dose of Sinopham and another 27, 85, 353 people were given the first dose of sinovac and 669,646 people were given a second dose of sinovac. He informed that 2, 98,422 people have also been vaccinated with cansino vaccine along with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine was given to 158,744 people in Peshawar while 66,538 people were given second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. The health official said that 163,674 citizens have been given a dose of PakVac and 4,242 people have been given the first dose of Pfizer vaccine while 3796 people were given a second dose of Pfizer vaccine. The first dose of moderna vaccine was given to 352,308 people and 55963 people were given second dose of moderna vaccine. – APP