PESHAWAR: The rate of positive cases of coronavirus across the province had reduced to the lowest level of the year in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said the KP health department in a notification on Tuesday.

The report said that the rate of coronavirus cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has dropped from 10 to 8.7 per cent per day, while the number of patients at HDU, ICU and ventilator has also started declining.

According to the report of the health department, the number of patients admitted in the hospitals of the province has also started declining. The highest rate of positive cases during the last 7 days was 28% in Buner while the rate of positive cases in 6 districts including the provincial capital, Mardan and Malakand was 15% to 17%.

 The number of active cases of Coronavirus in the province also reached 11,640. A total of 1,198 Coronavirus patients are admitted in various hospitals of the province, including 946 in HDUs, 607 in isolation and 77 in ventilators and 168 in ICUs, the report said.

Similarly, federal minister for planning and head of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), Asad Umar for the first time yesterday, the number of vaccinations in a single day had exceeded 1.5 million. He said that a total of 164,000 people were vaccinated on Monday. Omar said 2 May was the first day that people aged 40 and over have been vaccinated.

Operations against SOPs violators continue in KP: Bangash

Special assistant to chief minister on Information and higher education said that District administrations have carried out 29,046 operations in a single day across the province on Tuesday.

Bangash said in a statement that a total of 758 businesses were sealed in operations while 8492 individuals and businesses were issued warnings for violation of SOPs. Bangash said that fines have been imposed on 1406 people and businesses for failing to implement the SOPs to prevent the spread of coronavirus. “FIRs have also been registered against 606 persons for violation of SOPs,” Kamran Bangash said

He added that all district administrations have been directed to intensify action against violators of SOPs as only by taking precautions, we can save ourselves and our loved ones from Coronavirus. He said that there is a strong appeal to the people to implement Coronavirus SOPs to protest themselves from SOPs from the deadly infection and to save cities from complete lockdown.

The health systems of many developed countries have been unable to face Covid, said Kamran Bangash, adding that if precautionary measures were not taken, our health system may be overburdened and will be unable to cope with rising number of cases.

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