ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of coronavirus cases has risen to 803 with 23 new COVID-19 cases reported in Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday, while the death toll from novel coronavirus in Pakistan rose to six.
According to the National Command and Control Centre for the novel COVID-19, 352 cases have emerged in Sindh, 225 in Punjab, 108 in Balochistan, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 71 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 11 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
So far, the coronavirus has claimed five lives, while six patients have recovered in the country. Total deaths: 06, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 03, Sindh: 01, Balochistan: 01, Gilgit-Baltistan: 01.
Chinese authorities have detected a new outbreak of coronavirus disease in December 2019. The disease has spread rapidly across the world, affecting over 160 countries and claiming more than 12,000 lives.
There are now more than 260,000 confirmed cases-most outside China where the virus originated. Europe has now become the center of the crisis, with cases and deaths rising in an alarming situation.
The increase in the number of daily confirmed cases internationally has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the spread of coronavirus a global pandemic.