Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll at 8, positive cases surge past 1,000
41 new cases confirmed in KP as provincial tally rises to 121
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR: 41 new cases have been confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the provincial tally rose to 121 according to a release from the provincial government's health department.
This takes the nationwide tally to 1,067.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus rose to eight on Wednesday after one new death was reported in Punjab.
The national dashboard, maintained by the federal ministry of health, reported that another patient of coronavirus had passed away taking the nation-wide toll to eight.
The dashboard has not specified in which province the death has taken place. However, the Rawalpindi district administration had told Geo News that a woman diagnosed with Covid-19 has passed away from the disease.
The woman had traveled from abroad and had been under treatment since March 21. Her body has been returned to her village for her last rites.
Positive cases
Earlier, Media person to KP Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra confirmed to Geo.tv that the provincial tally of confirmed cases stood at 117 after 39 new cases were reported in the province's Manga union council.
While, Punjab government reported 16 new cases in the province taking the provincial tally of positive cases to 312.
According to the Punjab health department, 176 of those cases are of pilgrims, Lahore has 77 cases, Gujrat has 21 cases, Jhelum has 19 cases, Gujranwala has eight cases, Multan has three cases, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad have two cases each.
Mandi Bahuddin, Narowal, Rahim Yar Khan and Sargodha have one case each.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Balochistan Faisal Asghar also said that the province has received four new cases taking the provincial tally of confirmed cases to 119 in the province.
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 stand at 121, while the number of reported cases in Gilgit-Baltistan is 81.
In Islamabad, 20 patients have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, in Punjab 312 and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.