The number of casualties of the doctors from COVID-19 has surged to 55 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) - Coronavirus on Friday has claimed lives of three more doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, raising the number of casualties of the doctors from COVID-19 to 55 in the province, Dunya News reported.

According to details, former district health officer Bunair Dr Ameer Sultan and former district health officer Shangla were on ventilators at the Saidu Teaching Hospital for the past few days where they succumbed to the deadly virus.

Separately, Dr Hakeem Shah died in Peshawar where he was on ventilator in the ICU ward of the Northwest Hospital for the past few days.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 105 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 710,829. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 15,229 on Friday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 5,312 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.