More than 13,000 healthcare professionals have been infected with the widely spread COVID-19 across Pakistan since the pandemic hit late February 2020.
According to the data issued by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) showed that until January 11, 2021, approximately 13,053 healthcare workers have contracted the deadly coronavirus.
Majority of which, at 60%, are doctors while paramedics and other staff makes up for 26% and nurses 14%, Even as infections continue to rise amongst healthcare workers, the numbers only account for 3% of the total caseload of cases in Pakistan, which on Saturday crossed half a million.
Sindh has the highest number of healthcare professionals testing positive for coronavirus with 4,631 infections, followed by KPK with 3,101 and Punjab at 2,896.
A total of 113 healthcare professionals have lost their live till now – the most number (35) in Sindh, closely behind is KP with 31 fatalities.
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