Coronavirus claims 118 more lives in Pakistan, OPD in Abottabad hospital closed

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ISLAMABAD: Coronavirus claimed 118 more lives in the country over the last twenty-four hours.

According to the latest NCOC statistics, 5,395 people tested positive for the virus in the country during the same period.

The Ayub Teaching Hospital in Abottabad closed on Thursday its outpatient department and other active services after 26 coronavirus patients succumbed to the deadly virus in the hospital in a week.

The number of patients in Ayub Teaching Hospital’s ICU and coronavirus wards has increased to 98, while 15 people have been moved to critical care.

The decision to close OPDs was taken by the clinical executive board. It said that keeping the departments open for the public will expose them to the risk of contracting the virus.

In the last 24 hours, 5,395 new cases were reported across the country while 135 coronavirus deaths were recorded. The total number of active cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is 12,998.