Coronavirus:Death toll rises to 24, total cases surge pass 1700
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 1,723 on Monday after new cases were reported across the country.
The death toll from the deadly virus has risen to 24 after it killed four people in Punjab and two more in Sindh.
According to a spokesman of the Punjab government, 4 people have died of the deadly virus in Punjab today.
Kausar Parveen, 55, and Abdul Aziz, 70, died in Rawalpindi while Muhammad Akbar Jan, 42, lost his life at Lahore Mayo Hospital, he said. Kausar Parveen returned from Saudi Arabia, was admitted to the hospital on March 27 and Abdul Aziz arrived from the UK, was admitted to the hospital on March 28.
After the death of four more people in the province, the death toll has risen to nine, out of which four have died in Lahore, 3 in Rawalpindi and one each in Faisalabad and Rahim Yar Khan.
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Therefore, with the coronavirus confirmed in 45 more people, the total number of cases in the province has increased to 638.
پنجاب میں کنفرم مریض 638
فیصل آباد 9
ڈی جی خان, حافظ آباد 5
منڈی بہاوالدین 4
ملتان ,رحیم یار خان,وہاڑی ,سرگودھا ,بہاولنگر 2
ناروال, , اٹک , خوشاب , بہاولپور, قصور1
صحت یاب 5#COVID19
— Health Department Punjab (@HealthPunjabGov) March 30, 2020
Earlier, Sindh Health department confirmed two more deaths in Karachi, taking the total death toll to 5 in the province.
According to the Sindh Health Minister, 66 and 52-year-old patients of Karachi were diagnosed with the deadly virus a few days ago, after which they were undergoing treatment, but both died today.
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We can confirm 2 more deaths in #Karachi from #COVID19 as of this morning. The 66 and 52 year old had underlying renal & respiratory diseases & had acquired #COVID19 through contact at the Raiwand Ijtima. This brings the total number of deaths in #Sindh to 5. #SindhHealth
— Health and Population Welfare Department, Sindh (@SindhHealthDpt) March 30, 2020
On the other hand, 33 more cases were reported in Sindh, after which the number of victims has reached 535. 21 new cases were reported in Karachi, after which the number of affected people has increased to 249 in the city.
Five new cases were reported in Hyderabad, while Jacobabad and Dadu reported their first case of the virus. According to the spokesman, COVID-19 has been confirmed in 264 patients in Sukkur quarantine and 7 in Larkana.
According to the official portal, 8 more cases have been reported in the federal capital. After which the number of patients in Islamabad has increased from 43 to 51.
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Coronavirus has been diagnosed in three more people in Balochistan increasing the total number of affected people to 144.
According to the provincial health department, 10 people, including 4 doctors, have no travel history.
According to Balochistan government spokesman Liaquat Shahwani, two patients have recovered so far and one patient has died.
Five more patients have been diagnosed with COVID-19 positive in Gilgit-Baltistan taking the total number to 128 in the valley.
An employee of the health department passed away in Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday. The death toll has increased to 2 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Dr Osama, who was previously diagnosed with the coronavirus in Gilgit-Baltistan, died of the deadly epidemic.
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In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 29 more people were diagnosed with coronavirus today, taking the toll to 221 in the province.
However, the deadly virus has killed five people in the province so far. It may be recalled that two KPK patients have recovered so far who have been discharged from the hospital.
Coronavirus has been confirmed in 4 people on Sunday in Azad-Kashmir. Minister of Health Azad Kashmir Dr. Najib Naqi confirmed corona virus in 4 more patients.
Dr. Najeeb Naqi said that two patients belong to Bhimber and two from Mirpur. The parents of the victim who came from overseas in Mirpur have also been confirmed.
Furthermore, he said that the areas of all four patients have been sealed. On Thursday, a 37-year-old man from overseas in Mirpur Azad Kashmir was diagnosed with the virus.
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Four provinces have called for lockdown after the continuous increase in the number of people in the country. A three-week lockdown has also started in Azad Kashmir from March 24.
Congregation prayers banned in Sindh and Punjab
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Sindh government has banned prayer meetings in mosques throughout the province.
The Punjab government also issued a notification in this regard, banned gatherings and limited the number of worshipers in mosques.
All passenger trains are closed nationwide
Ministry of Railways suspended train operations across the country on March 24, under which the passenger trains will be closed until further orders.