Pertaining to the rising COVID-19 cases in the province, 28 more patients died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the last 24 hours.
According to the KP health department, 424 more people were diagnosed with the COVID-19 during the same period, raising the tally of such patients in the province to 128,033.
Earlier on May 17, as Covid strengthened into its third wave with its mutated more frequently communicable variants coming in, the virus had killed 18 more people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), with 186 new infections.
The KP health department confirmed in the past 24-hour period the new cases had taken the active infections tally to 7,678.
It had also said the cases that day resulted in 3,046 tests conducted in this period across the province.
It is pertinent to be stated here that the health department had said 314 previously infected people had recovered from the virus in the stated period.