The number of Pakistan’s Covid-19 cases has reached 803 after new cases were reported throughout the country, with reported 6 deaths.
On Sunday, Baluchistan reported its first death from the novel coronavirus of a 65-year-old man, who under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital.
Balochistan government’s spokesperson, Liaquat Shahwani confirmed the province’s first death from the virus in a tweet:
65 years old Corona patient died at Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital in Quetta.
— Liaquat Shahwani (@LiaquatShahwani) March 22, 2020
Earlier, the fifth death from COVID-19 in the country was reported from Gilgit Baltistan. The doctor who screened suspected pilgrims returning to Pakistan from Iran, war reported positive on Friday.
The fourth death of coronavirus patients was reported from KPK. On Sunday morning, Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir announced it while speaking to the media.
He briefed that the test results of a woman who had arrived from Taftan and shifted to Dera Ismail Khan had come as positive today, making it the province’s third coronavirus related death.
Sindh remains the worst affected province with a total of 352 cases. Most of the cases have been reported in Karachi, i,e, 130 with the majority said to be cases of “local transmission”.
Sindh has detected 11 new coronavirus cases, Meeran Yousuf, the media coordinator of the health minister said.
Seven new cases have been reported from Karachi, all of which were locally transmitted.
One case was detected from Dadu while 11 were reported from Sukkur; the latter 12 had recently travelled to Iran.
There are 225 confirmed cases in Punjab, according to CM Buzdar. He took to social media confirming the COVID-19 positive cases and also announcing the closure of Metro Bus service.
As of now, we have 225 confirmed cases of #COVID19. DGK quarantine 175, Lahore 34, Gujrat 4, Gujranwala 4, Jhelum 3, Rawalpindi 2, Multan 2 & Sargodha has 1 patient.
We are suspending #MetroBusService, temporarily, and disinfecting all buses.
Stay Home, Stay Safe!
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) March 22, 2020
According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department, the number of positive cases in the province is 31 after four new patients were reported, while the number of reported cases in Gilgit-Baltistan is 71.
The number of positive cases in Baluchistan is 108.