Pakistan Covid-19 fatalities rise after 5 more deaths confirmed; 2 each in Karachi and Pindi, 1 in GB
29 new cases reported in KP; provincial tally rises to 221
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR/ LAHORE/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The KP Health Department Monday reported 29 new cases, taking the provincial tally to 221.
Meanwhile the country’s death toll from coronavirus increased to 21 on Monday after more patients succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 in the country.
On the other hand, hours after four patients recovered from the disease, 23 patients who were being kept in the Sindh government’s isolation facility in Sukkur also tested negative twice, taking the total number of recoveries to 41.
Pakistan’s coronavirus cases currently stand at 1,702 after the confirmation of new cases in Sindh, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Eight more cases were reported in Islamabad whereas 12 cases were reported in GB. With the new cases, Islamabad’s tally has risen to 51 while GB now has a total of 152 cases. Moreover, four new cases were reported in AJK.
In Sindh, six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Karachi, raising the province’s tally to 535.
Punjab reported another 45 COVID-19 cases, according to provincial health department spokesperson Qaiser Asif, taking the total tally to 638.