MARDAN: The number of coronavirus positive cases has reached 329 in District Mardan, 948 people have reported negative in the district so far, health sources said.
So far 23 people have died of the viral infection in the district. Sources added that DMS district headquarter (DHQ) Hospital, Dr. Nadir Ali Shuja and Surgeon Dr Sajjad Hussain has tested positive for COVID-19.
1,459 tests had been conducted in the district thus far while the reports of 224 suspected patients were still awaited.
A total of 315 suspected coronavirus patients were allowed to go home from quarantine centers while two people were still quarantined.
Around 213 suspected patients were discharged from different isolation centres in the district while 56 patients were still there.
The sources said as many as 32,003 people were screened in different parts of the district.
They added that 2,996 people were screened at the Manga Union Council, which was more affected by the virus and the first death of the country had also occurred in that council.
A total of 5,578 people were screened in Katlang, 7,672 in Bakhshali, 7,561 in Rashakai, 2,937 in Shergarh, and 1,908in Baghicha area.
Meanwhile District administration here on Saturday started awareness campaign against the corona virus in the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Hazrat Ali , Traffic Incharge Amjid Khan, district administration official Traffic police and Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) staff participated in the awareness campaign.
The district administration has installed banners and placards inscribed with various instructions to avoid corona virus in different bazaar, shopping center and important places of the City.
He added that to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is our responsibility to clean our hands often with soap or an alcohol-based hand rub.
He continued that it is also our responsibility to maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing and don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth and cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
He arched that stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
Call in advance and follow the directions of your local health authority.
“Avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore protecting you and others”, he added.