COVID-19 is killing more men than women

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    In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more men have died of COVID-19in than women since the pandemic started.

    The highest fatalities recorded in Bajaur and Swabi districts, infected more than 2,000 health workers with the recovery rate from the ailment remained at 70 percent.

    According to the report of World Health Organisation, coronavirus killed 1,099 persons in KP in which 798 (63%)were men and 289 were women; even the number of total infected persons has the most ratio of men than women – 218,991 (72%):8,621(28%) respectively.

    The age-wise distribution of the COVID-fatalities was; 

    • 6 People – 1% – were between 10 to 20 years; 
    • 22 People – 2% – were between 21 to 30 years; 
    • 69 People – 6% – were between 31 to 40 years; 
    • 187 People – 17% – were between 41 to 50 years; 
    • 346 People – 31% – were between 51 to 60 years; 
    • 324 People – 29% – were between 61 to 70 years; 
    • 114 People – 10% – were between 71 to 80 years; 
    • 29 People – 3% – were between 81 to 90 years; 
    • and two aged between 91 to 100 years.

    Bajaur and Swabi districts hold the highest case fatality rate of six percent, followed by;

    • Battagram, Kohat, Nowshera, Mardan, Hangu, Abbottabad, and Peshawar with five percent, 
    • Mansehra, Karak, Bannu, and Dera Ismail Khan with four percent, 
    • Buner, Swat, Malakand, and Lower Dir with three percent 
    • Dir Upper, Haripur, Orakzai, Charsadda, and Mohmand with two percent 
    • Lakki Marwat, Shangla, Kurram, and Khyber recorded one percent.

    Peshawar recorded a total of 10,957 cases and 522 fatalities, including 937 doctors, 770 paramedics and other staff, and 319 nurses; among the infected health workers, 1491 – around 73 percent – were male and 553 – 27 percent – were female.

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