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Punjab government confirms first death from coronavirus

Punjab government confirms first death from coronavirus
March 24, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The Punjab government on Tuesday has confirmed first death from the coronavirus in the province and Pakistan's tally rises to seven. According to provincial Health Minister Yasmin Rashid, the patient was a 57-year-old admitted to Mayo Hospital. She repeated appeals for the public to stay indoors and avoid spreading the virus any further. “Unfortunately, a #COVID19 Patient Afrasiyab, aged 57, who was admitted in Mayo Hospital, lost his life today. These are indeed difficult times for the whole country. Only way we can fight this pandemic is by staying indoors and following the precautionary measures,” the minister tweeted.   The Punjab Health department tweeted that the number of confrimed cases in the province stood at 265 after 16 new cases were reported in the province. According to the details garnered, 15 cases have been reported from the federal capital while 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan. However, five patients of coronavirus also have been recovered. Six deaths also confirmed due to the novel coronavirus across the country. Meanwhile, 38 patients of coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have surfaced and three deaths reported.
Number of coronavirus cases in Punjab rises to 249
According to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, there are 176 confirmed cases of the virus in Dera Ghazi Khan, 51 in Lahore, five in Gujrat, six in Gujranwala, three in Jhelum, two each in Rawalpindi and Multan and one case each in Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Rahim Yar Khan and Sargodha.
New cases emerge in Karachi, taking Sindh’s total to 399
Another new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karachi, taking the tally of Sindh’s cases to 399.
Balochistan reports new COVID-19 cases; total at 110
At least new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Balochistan, taking the provincial total to 110. The samples of 353 patients were sent for lab tests and 76 of them came out positive.
GB’s COVID-19 tally rises to 80
New coronavirus cases have been detected in Gilgit-Baltistan, according to GB health department focal person Dr Shah Zaman.