PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded 10 more Covid-19 deaths and 941 infections on Saturday.

Three persons each lost battle against coronavirus in Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan, and one each in Mardan, Swabi, Swat and Kohat, a health department report said.

According to it, the fresh deaths took the province’s tally to 6,113 and infections to 209,758 since the pandemic began in February 2020.

Of the total patients, 90 per cent have recovered with 13,192 active patients.

Peshawar, which is the worst-affected district, reported 266 new infections, Mardan 180, Kohat 108, Mansehra 84, Lower Chitral and Malakand 70 each, Karak 67, Abbottabad 45 and Dera Ismail Khan 15.

Hospitalisations of Covid-19-affected patients continue to increase during the past two weeks, a report by World Health Organisation said. It said the number of patients admitted to hospitals was 438, including 23 on ventilators.

Overall positivity rate in the province was 4.8 per cent. Individually, Malakand had 24pc positivity rate, Kohat 17pc, Charsadda 14pc, Peshawar, Mansehra and Mardan 12pc each.

Published in Dawn, February 13th, 2022

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