SADDA/SHANGLA: Two more deaths were reported from COVID-19 in Kurram tribal district and Shangla in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.

The deceased in Kurram district was a 70-year-old woman who was already having diabetes, high blood pressure and other health complications. She was admitted for treatment at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Peshawar. She was shifted to isolation ward after doctors suspected that she has contracted coronavirus.

The coronavirus test of the elderly woman came back as positive and she died at the HMC on Monday. The body of the woman was taken to her ancestral village Shashu in Kurram and laid to rest according to official protocol.

Deputy Commissioner Shah Fahad told media that Assistant Commissioner Lower Kurram Zahid Younis, Health Officer Inayatur Rehman and other officials visited Shashu area and declared the area comprising 70 houses as quarantine. He said tests of close relatives and family members of the deceased woman have been taken and sent for laboratory tests.

The deputy commissioner said strict steps are being taken in the whole district to avoid the spread of coronavirus. He appealed to the people to fully cooperate with the administration and adopt social distancing to overcome this challenge.

Meanwhile, a coronavirus patient from Shangla district died on Tuesday morning.

The patient belonged to Mirah area of Shangla. His test for coronavirus came back as positive on Monday and he died the next day.

Assistant Commissioner Bisham Khurram Rehman Jadoon confirmed the death of patient from Shangla.

Three coronavirus cases in one house in Charsadda

Four fresh coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Charsadda and three of them are from one house.

District Focal Person said three patients belong to the family of Islamil who was diagnosed with the virus three days ago. He said the wife, sister and brother-in-law of Ismail have been infected. He said Ismail had returned from Karachi on March 30. He said all the patients have been quarantined at home.

Meanwhile, a 66-year-old person from Tangi, Muhammad Akbar, has also been diagnosed with the virus. The Relief Department said Akbar had gone with Tableeghi Jamaat to Balochistan and he returned few days ago.

Now there are six confirmed coronavirus cases in Charsadda. One patient has been recovered.