Pakistan reports more than 1000 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Islamabad: Pakistan reported 1,039 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, after news cases surfaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra’s spokesperson told Geo.tv that the  confirmed cases now stand at 117 after 39 new cases were reported.

Earlier in the day, the dashboard depicted that the new cases were reported in Balochistan, Sindh, Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan.

Balochistan government spokesperson confirmed that five new cases were reported in the province, taking the tally to 115.

“The number of confirmed cases in the province now stands at 115 after five new cases were identified in the Taftan quarantine, the spokesperson added.

Three new cases were reported in Sindh, while one new case has been reported each in Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad.

Sindh remains the worst affected province by the coronavirus in the country so far, with a total of 413 coronavirus cases. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the number of cases in the province stands at 78, while the number of reported cases in Gilgit-Baltistan is 81.

In Islamabad, 16 patients have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, in Punjab 296 and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The country has also reported seven deaths from the virus, with Punjab reporting its first death on Tuesday. On Sunday, Balochistan reported its first death, a 65-year-old man, under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital.

Earlier, a doctor from Gilgit Baltistan was reported as the country’s fifth death.

The doctor who screened suspected pilgrims returning to Pakistan from Iran tested positive on Friday, Dr Shah Zaman, a senior member of the Health Department and focal person of GB government for coronavirus, told The News.

On Sunday, March 22, Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir announced the country’s fourth death from the virus, while speaking to the media.

Wazir said that the test results of a woman who had arrived from Taftan and shifted to Dera Ismail Khan had come as positive today, making it the province’s third coronavirus related death.

On March 20, Pakistan had recorded its third death from the virus. Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho had confirmed the death of a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient in the province.

Two patients from KP who tested positive for the coronavirus were reported the country’s first deaths.

AlamulKhabar Pakistan