PESHAWAR: As many as 37 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, taking the provincial tally to 311.
The KP Health Department also reported the death of a patient in Buner district.
In a latest tweet, the Health Department said it made some revisions in previous data about the infections and the total now stands at 311. KP has so far reported nine deaths, while 30 have recovered from the virus.
“37 new cases reported in last 24 hours. Some revisions were made in previous data also. Total tally of KP stands at 311. Unfortunately, 1 death from Buner was also reported taking tally to 9. AlhamduLillah 30 patients have recovered in the province. #KPfightsCorona,” said the Health Department tweet.
37 new cases reported in last 24 hours. Some revisions were made in previous data also. Total tally of KP stands at 311. Unfortunately, 1 death from Buner was also reported taking tally to 9. AlhamduLillah 30 patients have recovered in the province. #KPfightsCorona pic.twitter.com/iFiyp4xMh9
— Health Department KP (@HealthKPGovt) April 2, 2020
In another tweet, KP Health Minister Taimur Jhagra wrote, “1. Pakhtunkhwa #CoronavirusPandemic report, 2nd April. I’ve led a drive to analyse our data & clean up errors, and you’ll see better presentation and insight soon. Today, 37 confirmed cases; 17 in Peshawar; 6 in Kohat; 5 in Lower Dir. Total 311 cases (246 + 65 amongst Zaireen).”
Six cases surface in Hangu
Six more cases of coronavirus have surfaced in Hangu.
Deputy Commissioner Hangu confirmed the development in a statement to media. With the emergence of new cases, the total number of confirmed virus infections in the area has risen to seven.
The deputy commissioner said the patients have been shifted to an isolation ward at District Headquarters Hospital.
US-returned couple test positive in Nowshera
A Pakistani-origin US couple, who came to Nowshera in Pakistan on holidays, has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Rafiqullah and his wife had come to Gaju Khan area of Nowshera to the house of in-laws to spend holidays, but they contracted coronavirus there.
The couple has been sent to an isolation ward established at Gaju Khan Medical College. The deputy commissioner said the neighbourhood in Gaju Khan where the US couple stayed has been sealed.
The administration has also sealed three streets in Akbarpura area of Nowshera after a coronavirus patient escaped from Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar and came to the house of his daughter in Akbarpura. The Peshawar and Nowshera Police along with the Rescue 1122 team took back the patient to LRH and sealed the three streets in the neighbourhood.