Pakistan’s coronavirus tally climbs to 377 as new cases emerge in Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Yasmeen Rashid on Thursday confirmed that 45 new coronavirus cases have been detected in the province, ARY News reported.

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid while addressing a press conference announced that overall tally of cases in Punjab has climbed to 78 after 45 more tested positive for COVID-19.

Balochistan on Thursday also reported 22 more coronavirus cases, taking Pakistan’s tally of such patients t0 377.

According to Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani, all patients being placed in isolation centre.

A total of 252 tests of the individuals kept in Quetta quarantine centre were conducted from which 16 individuals have tested positive thus far.

With the 22 new cases, the overall provincial tally has reached 45.

Meanwhile, Sindh Health Department on Thursday confirmed five more coronavirus cases in Karachi, taking the overall provincial tally to 211.

The five new cases have been reported from the metropolis, increasing the total count of coronavirus positive individuals in Karachi to 61.

Another patient has been cured of the coronavirus after being kept in isolated quarantine along with being given the necessary medical treatment in Karachi, a total of three people have thus far been cured of the deadly disease.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday confirmed four more coronavirus cases.

There are 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases in KP thus far, said provincial information minister Ajmal Wazir.

Total confirmed cases:

Sindh 213

Islamabad 04

Punjab 33

KPK 23

Balochistan 45

GB 13

AJK 01

TOTAL – 332

DEAD – 02

Two coronavirus deaths

Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed two deaths of persons from coronavirus, who returned home from foreign countries.

The deceased persons belonged to KP’s Mardan and Hangu.

The deceased man Saadat Khan, resident of Mardan had been tested positive for coronavirus on March 17 after arriving back to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia post performing Umrah on March 9.

Another patient 36-year-old, who lost his life due to the virus, was resident of Hangu.

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