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Sindh reports 9 more cases, pushing Pakistan’s virus tally to 251

Sindh reports 9 more cases, pushing Pakistan’s virus tally to 251
March 18, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Health Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that 251 coronavrius (COVID-19) cases across Pakistan as nine new cases surfaced in Sindh. Four cases have been reported from the federal capital while three patients surfaced in Gilgit-Baltistan. However, four patients of coronavirus also have been recovered. The officials first confirmed death of one patient and later rejected the report.
Number of coronavirus cases in Punjab rises to 31
According to the Coronavirus Command & Control Center, five cases of of coronavirus have been confirmed in DG Khan, taking Punjab’s tally to 31.
9 more cases emerge in Sindh; provincial tally rises to 181
The number of coronavirus cases in Sindh has risen to 181. Spokesperson for the Sindh government Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that so far 119 zaireen in Sukkur had tested positive while 115 tested negative. In addition to this, 36 tested positive in the province — 34 under treatment and two cured. Wahab did not specify where the new cases emerged, however, the tally for the zaireen in Sukkur has not increased since Monday night. 16 cases in Balochistan and 16 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have reported new cases of COVID-19.
Suspected coronavirus patient dies in Lahore
The center has also confirmed that one death but rejected the report later. A suspected coronavirus patient in Lahore has passed away, Punjab Health Department Secretary Kaiser Sharif said. According to Sharif, the patient was admitted in the isolation ward of Mayo Hospital Lahore on Monday night. He had been tested for coronavirus and his results were expected to be received today afternoon. After showing the death of one coronavirus patient, Coronavirus Command & Control Center mentioned again death is zero.
KP govt to quarantine 250 people arriving from Taftan border in DI Khan
Adviser to KP Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir has said that the people arriving into DI Khan from the Taftan Border will be quarantined at Mufti Mahmood Hospital. He said that groceries and other amenities have already been made available at the quarantine facility.
6,500 people died, more than 170,000 infected by COVID worldwide
Globally, 158 countries have been affected, more than 6,500 people have died and more than 170,000 infected by the disease called ‘COVID-19’ as it spreads rapidly to new territories. The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases every day.