KP reports 60 corona, 21 dengue cases

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Health dept launches special vaccination drive for unvaccinated people
JAVED KHAN
PESHAWAR
The health department on Friday said that during the last 24 hours, 60 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported across the province, out of which 35 were reported in Peshawar.
According to Covid-19 daily updates the total number of cases had reached 180,254 and 17,684 patients fully recovered in the province, bringing the total number of active Covid-19 cases to 712 till date.
In the recent 24 hours, three deaths have been reported in KP making the total deaths toll to 5858.
Daily updates added 9,792 tests were conducted making a total of 3570,848 coronavirus tests in the province since the onset of the pandemic.
It further said that 36 cases were reported in Peshawar, five in Mardan, nine in Malakand, five in Kohat, and four in Kohat in one day.
According to Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response System (IDSRS) that ten deaths from dengue fever had been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) so far this year. KP also reported 21 new cases of dengue, bringing the toll of total active cases to 78.
So far, 10,449 patients have been recovered from the mosquito borne disease in the province. During the last 24 hours 29 people recovered from dengue in KP.
A statement issued by Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar here on Saturday said that the hospital has started a booster dose for citizens above 50 years of age.
In KP around 11.45 million people had been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus by November 30.
According to a report issued by the provincial health department 46.32 per cent of the total targeted 24.71 million people aged between 12 years and above 70 years have been vaccinated.
Taimur Saleem Jhagra, health minister KP told reporters that all preparations have been given final touch to cope with the new variant of Covid-19.
He said that the provincial government is fully aware of the looming threat of new variant Omicron, adding that vaccination coverage in the province has been expedited in the view of the new variant.
To fight the Omicron variant, vaccination of all people is the only way, he added that the provincial health department has planned a special drive aimed at vaccinating the majority of non-vaccinated people.
Mr Jhagra said that all major hospitals of the province have been asked to get ready for the new variant.