PESHAWAR: The death toll from COVID-19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reached 381 as 16 new deaths were reported on Friday.
According to latest data shared by the KP Health Department, as many as 236 new cases were confirmed in the province during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,391. The new infections include 16 from people returning from abroad who have been kept at different quarantine centres. Out of 16 new deaths, nine have been reported in Peshawar, one each in Nowshera, Mardan, Bajaur, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Kohat and Lakki Marwat.
236 new cases confirmed (16 from Int'l flights quarantine center) taking total to 7,391. 16 more lives were lost (9 Peshawar, 1 each in Nowshera, Mardan, Bajaur, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Kohat, Lakki Marwat) taking total to 381. 99 people recovered taking tally to 2,297 in KP. pic.twitter.com/yM4JhtbhWp
— Health Department KP (@HealthKPGovt) May 22, 2020
The Health Department said a total of 2,297 patients have recovered in KP including 99 during the last 24 hours.
KP maintains the grim milestone of most deaths from the pandemic in the country, while Peshawar remains the most affected district of KP with 225 deaths, nearly two-thirds of the total deaths in the province. The total confirmed cases in the metropolis have reached 2,805, nearly half of the tally in the province.
Another woman patient dies in Nowshera
Another woman coronavirus patient died in Nowshera on Friday.
TNN correspondent reported that Iram Begum, 60, resident of Nowshera Cantt, died during treatment in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
Nowshera Deputy Commissioner Shahid Ali Khan said the deceased woman was laid to rest in Gul Baba graveyard under the standard operating procedures (SOPs). She was the second woman to die in Nowshera of coronavirus during the last 24 hours.
A woman coronavirus patient, who was under treatment at Qazi Medical Complex in Nowshera, died on Thursday. Death toll from COVID-19 in Nowshera now stands at 20.
Countrywide death toll reaches 1,087
Death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan has mounted to 1,087.
As many as 381 deaths have been reported in KP, 310 in Punjab, 340 in Sindh, 39 in Balochistan, four in Gilgit-Baltistan, 12 in Islamabad Capital Territory and one in Azad Kashmir.
The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan have mounted to 42,018.
Of these, 20,883 have been reported in Sindh, 18,455 in Punjab, 7,391 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,198 in Balochistan, 1,326 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 607in Gilgit-Baltistan and 158 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
As many as 15,201 patients have recovered from the virus in Pakistan.