Dozens of doctors and paramedics affected by the pandemic in Peshawar


PESHAWAR (News Desk) – The second wave of coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as dozens of doctors and paramedics in Peshawar have been affected by the pandemic.

As per details, 25 doctors and paramedics of Lady Reading Hospital have been tested positive for COVID-19 including eight Treating Medical Officers (TMOs) and two assistant professors. The hospital administration has said that it will try continuing services.

Fifty doctors and staffers of Khyber Teaching Hospital have also contracted the epidemic, raising concerns not only among doctors but also patients and citizens. The locals have said that measures should be taken to ensure safety of frontline medical staff. 

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 34 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 376,929. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 7,696.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,756 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic both in terms of cases and casualties followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Till now 163,329 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 114,508 in Punjab, 44,599 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16,810 in Balochistan, 27,018 in Islamabad, 6,123 in Azad Kashmir and 4,542 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore, 2,861 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,829 in Punjab, 1,327 in KP, 161 in Balochistan, 279 in Islamabad, 144 in Azad Kashmir and 95 in GB.

Pakistan has so far conducted 5,216,955 coronavirus tests and 36,929 in the last 24 hours. 330,885 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,677 patients are in critical condition.


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