PESHAWAR: The death toll from COVID-19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has mounted to 284 as nine new deaths were reported on Thursday.

According to KP Health Department, as many as 171 new cases were confirmed in the province during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 5,423. Out of nine new deaths, four have been reported in Peshawar, and one each in Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Malakand and Swat.

The Health Department said a total of 1,505 patients have recovered in KP including 113 during the last 24 hours. Active cases are 3,634.

The death toll in Peshawar has mounted to 168. The metropolis has also reported 2,160 confirmed cases. Swat has reported 23 deaths and 402 infections and Mardan has reported 20 deaths and 298 infections.

Deaths in Mardan

Two deaths have been reported in Mardan from coronavirus during the last 24 hours.

The district administration said two patients admitted to isolation wards, Waseem and Syed Ahmed Shah, died of coronavirus.

The district control room said three patients are under treatment in quarantine, while 53 others are in isolation wards.

44 workers of tobacco company contract virus

At least 44 workers of Pakistan Tobacco Company in Akora Khattak in Nowshera have contracted coronavirus.

The deputy commissioner said the test results of 756 other people will be received today (Friday). He said the people are not realising the gravity of the situation due to which the cases are increasing sharply. He said the factory has been sealed and infected workers have been sent to quarantine centre.

Countrywide death toll reaches 802

Death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan has mounted to 802.

As many as 284 deaths have been reported in KP, 224 in Punjab, 243 in Sindh, 30 in Balochistan, four in Gilgit-Baltistan, six in Islamabad Capital Territory and one in Azad Kashmir.

The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan have mounted to 37,160.

Of these, 14,099 have been reported in Sindh, 13,914 in Punjab, 5,423 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,239 in Balochistan, 822 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 501 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 91 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

As many as 9,695 patients have recovered from the virus in Pakistan.