Covid-19 claims another life as testing increases in KP

Updated 08 Aug 2020


The victim belonged to Battagram district. — Reuters/File
The victim belonged to Battagram district. — Reuters/File

PESHAWAR: Covid-19 claimed one more life on Friday, taking the total death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 1,222, as the coronavirus testing kept increasing in the province during the last two days.

The province also recorded 107 new cases, taking total number of patients to 34,539, according to a report released by the health department on Friday.

The fresh victim belonged to Battagram district.

The number of Covid-19 patients had dropped to 625 on August 3 and to 513 the next day, but the tally rose to 1,140 on August 5 and to 1,829 the next day (Thursday), the report said.

Total tally of recovered patients has reached 31,447 as 766 more recovered from the pandemic.

Peshawar registered 64 new patients which is now leading the provincial tally of positive patients with 13,049. The capital city is also atop the list of fatalities recorded from the Covid-19 with total number standing at 582. Swat reported 15 fresh cases where total count of positive patients is 2,917. The district is second to Peshawar in terms of deaths and confirmed cases, where 101 people have so far fallen victim to the ailment.

Four fresh patients were reported from Malakand district, where overall tally of cases has swelled to 1,552. The district has also seen 40 deaths from the infection.

The province has presently 1,870 active cases with recovery rate of 82 per cent.

As per the health department report, the Covid-19 victims include 75 per cent male and 25 per cent female.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2020