Another death reported in Punjab on Wednesday, surging the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Pakistan to 8, the federal ministry of health reports.
According to the details, a woman in Rawalpindi district was diagnosed with Covid-19 has passed away from the disease.
She had traveled from abroad and had been under treatment since March 21. Her body has been returned to her village for her burial.
Meanwhile, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 1,059 after new cases were confirmed in KPK, Punjab, and Balochistan.
Punjab had reported its first death on Tuesday. Balochistan, on Sunday, reported its first death, a 65-year-old man, who was under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital.
Earlier, a doctor from Gilgit Baltistan was reported as the country’s fifth death.
Dr. Shah Zaman, who screened suspected pilgrims returning to Pakistan from Iran has also tested positive on Friday, a senior member of the Health Department reported.
On Sunday, Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir while speaking to the media, announced the country’s fourth death from the virus.
He said that the screening results of a woman who had arrived from Taftan and shifted to Dera Ismail Khan had come as positive; enlisting it the province’s third coronavirus related death.
On March 20, the third death in the country was reported, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho had confirmed the death of a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient in the province.
Two patients from KP who tested positive for the coronavirus were reported the country’s first deaths.