Pakistan COVID-19 Tally Crosses 460 plus, Sindh Reports its 1st Death
Sindh health official on Friday confirmed the death of a coronavirus patient in Karachi.
In a video statement issued to media, Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho said a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient has lost the battle against the virus. The confirmation takes the entire number of virus deaths in Pakistan to 3 .
The minister said the patient was a cancer survivor and had diabetes and hypertension when he contracted the virus. She added that the patient didn’t have any travel or contact history.
The third death from the coronavirus was reported as the total cases of the virus in the country rose to more than 460 on Friday, after new ones were reported in Sindh, Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Punjab alone confirmed 16 new cases today, which rises its provincial tally to 96.
Sindh is that the most affected province within the outbreak, with 238 confirmed cases of the virus. Punjab has 96, KP has 23, Baluchistan 81, Islamabad 2, and GB has 21 confirmed cases.
Globally, 176 countries are affected, quite 9,700 people have died and quite 234,000 infected by the disease because it spreads rapidly to new territories. The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases a day .