Coronavirus: cases in Punjab top 900, total cases in country increase to 2,360

Punjab on Thursday afternoon confirmed another 69 cases of the novel coronavirus, according to provincial health department spokesperson Qaiser Asif, taking the provincial total to 914.

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With the new cases, the total number of confirmed virus cases in Pakistan has risen to 2,360.

The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus rose to three in Gilgit Baltistan on Thursday after one more death from the virus was reported in the area.

The death in GB took the nationwide death toll from the virus to 33.

According to Sindh’s Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr. Azra Pechuho the 65-year-old patient was a resident of Tando Muhammad Khan and was brought to the hospital in Hyderabad on March 28 where he was tested positive and was under treatment.

“The patient was a member of the Tableeghi Jamaat. The patient had a history of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and was on a ventilator,” said the minister.

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