Coronavirus death toll rises to 8, number of patients increases to 1,065
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – One more female patient died of coronavirus in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, increasing the death toll to eight across the country.
Meanwhile, dozens of more cases were reported. As a result, the number of patients has risen to 1,065. So far 18 patients have recovered.
According to the data made available with the National Command and Control Centre on Wednesday, there are 413 cases in Sindh with three new cases. In Punjab, the number of patients is 312 with 45 new reported cases. In Balochistan, the number of patients is 119 with nine new cases.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Wednesday had reported 39 new coronavirus cases after 46 people were tested in Union Council (UC) Manga, Mardan. The number of patients has jumped to 117.
In Gilgit-Baltistan, the number of patients is 81. There are 20 cases in Islamabad, while only one case has been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
KP Health and Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra in a Tweet said that 46 people from Union Council Manga, Mardan were tested for the coronavirus and that out of these, 39 people were diagnosed with COVID-19.
“Quick update of extended Corona Virus test results in UC Manga, Mardan where Pakistan’s first death was recorded, and a lockdown was enacted. Sampling has shown that out of 46 people tested in the UC, 39 tests are positive. 4 samples were rejected. All tested were asymptomatic,” he said in a Tweet.
There are significant lessons for all of us asked to stay at home, to comply with instructions across Pakistan, he further wrote in a Tweet.
1. Quick update of extended Corona Virus test results in UC Manga, Mardan where Pakistan’s first death was recorded, & a lockdown was enacted. Sampling has shown that out of 46 people tested in the UC, 39 tests are positive. 4 samples were rejected. All tested were asymptomatic.
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) March 25, 2020
It is pertinent to mention here that UC Manga recorded the country’s first coronavirus death last week. A 50-year-old man had died at the DHQ Hospital last Wednesday after arriving in Mardan 10 days before that from Saudi Arabia, leading to the immediate lockdown of the union council.
All routes of Bhara Kahu sealed
On the other hand – in wake of precaution measures to tackle spread of coronaviurs – Bhara Kahu area of Islamabad has been completely sealed. The administration sealed all the routes linked with the federal capital and started the screening process of the local people.