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Coronavirus cases surge to 1026 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus cases in Pakistan have surged to 1026 as 413 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 312 in Punjab, 119 in Balochistan, 80 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 81 in Gilgit-Baltistan, twenty in Islamabad and one Azad Kashmir.

Pakistan has so far confirmed Seven fatalities from the pandemic, with latest casualty being a 57-year-old man in Mayo Hospital Lahore on Tuesday (yesterday).

The death in Lahore was verified by Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yaseem Rashid. In a tweet she stated, these are indeed difficult times for the whole country. Only way we can fight this pandemic is by staying indoors and following the precautionary measures.

Number of coronavirus cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rose to 81 after 39 new coronavirus cases diagnosed from Mardan’s UC Manga.
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.

The Sindh government has advised people to stay at home for three days and has set up an isolation facility at Expo Centre Karachi. The facility can cater to 1,100 patients who test positive for COVID-19.

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