Islamabad: On Wednesday. Heath authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has told that coronavirus has claimed two lives in the province. The total number of patients suffering from COVID-19 rose to 297 across the country.
Adviser to PM on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza confirmed the death of the first Pakistani. He took to his twitter handle and wrote,
“With deep regret, I confirm the death of the first Pakistani due to #coronavirus.”
Dr. Zafar Mirza shared his condolence with the family of the deceased. He said,
“A 50-year-old male from Mardan recently returned from Umra, developed fever, cough & breathing difficulty and tested positive for coronavirus. Contacts are being screened.”
Dr. Iqbal Javed informed that “The patient was initially admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Mardan where his swab was collected and sent to the laboratory for investigations.”
Following are the total number of positive cases in different sections of the country,
Sindh: 208 cases
Punjab: 33 cases
Balochistan: 16 cases
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 19 cases
Azad Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan: 14 cases
Islamabad: 7 cases
Late on Wednesday night, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra has confirmed the second death of a patient suffering from COVID-19.
He informed, “Sadly, a second patient in LRH Peshawar, a 36-year-old, from Hangu, has also passed away, from the coronavirus.”