Two more die as Pakistan virus patients reach 873

By: News Desk      Published: 11:08 AM, 23 Mar, 2020
Two more die as Pakistan virus patients reach 873
Shopkeepers wearing facemask sit in front of closed shops of a market area in Rawalpindi on March 22, 2020, after Punjab Province government announced the closing of shops and markets amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. AFP

Balochistan has reported its first coronavirus death, taking the country's tally to six, according to government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani.

Taking to Twitter, he said that the patient, who was 65 years-old, died at Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital in Quetta. The deceased was a 65-year-old man, under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital, according to Shahwani.

Earlier, a doctor from Gilgit Baltistan was reported as the country’s fifth death. Three persons including a woman have died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while Sindh has reported one death.

The number of coronavirus patient continues to rise as country remains perplexes whether to go for a lockdown or not. The number of COVID-19 positive patients across the country has reached 873.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province with 394 patients, Punjab is second with 246 cases; Balochistan has reported two more positive cases as positive patients tally reached 108 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tally remains at 38.

Federal capital Islamabad reported four new coronavirus cases as patients number reached 15 while in Gilgit-Baltistan tally raises to 71 with 17 more cases. Azad Jammu Kashmir has so far only one positive coronavirus case.