Director Public Health KP tests positive for coronavirus as nation-wide tally surges to 5,478

PESHAWAR: Director Public Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Ikramullah has been tested positive for the coronavirus, said Health Minister KP Taimur Jhagra on Monday.

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Taimur Jhagra in his tweet said, Dr Ikramullah, who is a member of COVID19 response team has tested positive for the virus. “He is in high spirits, feeling good, and isolated at his home.”

Last week, PTI leader and member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly Abdul Salam Afridi had recovered from the novel coronavirus.

He had said his latest test for COVID-19 was declared negative and thanked Allah Almighty over recovery from the illness.

The lawmaker said he would soon be available to serve the people of his constituency.

Afridi had contracted the disease during relief activities in Mardan’s Manga union council that was completely locked down due to coronavirus.

Nationwide tally of confirmed cases rises to 5,478

The nationwide tally of confirmed cases in the country rose to 5,478 after Balochistan reported one more case.

According to a provincial government spokesperson, 46 reports were received by the government of which 45 came back as negative.

The new case takes Balochistan’s tally to 231.

Pakistan’s death tally due to the coronavirus rose to 95 after Punjab reported one more death on Monday.

The number of recovered patients in the country rose to 1,119 after 233 patients recovered in Punjab.

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