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Over 5,000 healthcare workers lost lives in fight against COVID-19: Health Minister

Karachi: Over 5,000 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have been infected by the deadly coronavirus to date, reveals official data.

According to the daily tally of the ministry of national health services, regulation and coordination, in Islamabad, a total of 5,164 healthcare providers have been sickened by the virus across Pakistan, as of June 24.

Majority of the infected medics have been reported from Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, totalling 1,694.

The second-highest tally is from Sindh, 1,392, followed by Punjab, 1,099, Islamabad, 419, Baluchistan, 391, Gilgit Baltistan, 95, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 74.

Of the 5,164 professionals who have tested positive, over 3,000 are doctors.

To date, 56 healthcare workers have also died after being infected, majority, 21 in Sindh, 13 in Punjab, 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5 in Baluchistan, 4 in Islamabad and 3 Gilgit Baltistan.

-DN Report

June 25, 2020

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