LAHORE: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has Jumped to 193 after five more people tested positive in Lahore on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmen Rashid said that overall 42 tests were carried out of which five patients were reported positive.
Yasmin Rashid along with Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan in the press conference said that 736 patients have come from Taftan and have been kept in quarantine at a university in Dera Ghazi Khan. “There are currently six confirmed coronavirus cases in Punjab,” she added.
Pakistan has reported the second death of suspected coronavirus patients in Lahore on Tuesday. According to sources, the patient admitted to Lahore’s Mayo Hospital died on Tuesday. The patient identified as Imran was the resident of Hafizabad.
According to hospital sources, the patient brought to the hospital last night in critical condition. The patient, Imran had said to be returned from Iran in recent days.
Earlier, Pakistan reported its first suspected death of coronavirus patient in Hayatabd medical complex, Peshawar on Monday.
The patient, aged 31, was reported to travel from Qatar to Pakistan. The patient belonged to Hangu. His family lives in Qatar. However, he was brought to the hospital in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, five new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in Sindh on Tuesday. Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Law Murtaza Wahab, in a Tweet on Tuesday, said the Sindh’s COVID-19 count reached 155 after more people returning from Taftan tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Following is the update of #COVIDー19 affected people in Sindh as of 11 AM on 17.03.2020:
Under treatment =34
Total tests conducted 234
Grand Total 155
— SenatorMurtaza Wahab (@murtazawahab1) March 17, 2020
Sindh has reported the highest number of 155 coronavirus cases thus far. On Tuesday, Health Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Taimur Jhagra confirmed 15 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the province for the first time.
He tweeted: “Just received news that 15 of 19 individuals received in KP from Taftan have tested positive for Corona Virus.
Just received news that 15 of 19 individuals received in KP from Taftan have tested positive for Corona Virus. These are the first positive cases in KP.
They are being well looked after in quarantine in an isolated facility in DI Khan. More details soon.
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) March 16, 2020