COVID claims first two lives in Pakistan; total positive cases nears 350  

Two COVID-19 patients in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa died on Wednesday, taking the total fatalities in Pakistan to two. However, Pakistan is witnessing a steady rise in number of patients suffering from COVID with total cases nearing 350.

According to Pakistani media, the deceased were identified as Saadat Khan, 50, and Abdul Fatah, 36. Saadat Khan, who belonged to Mardan, had returned from Saudi Arabia after performing Umra while Abdul Fatah, who hailed from Hangu, had returned from Dubai.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited a quarantine centre set up at the agriculture campus of Ghazi University Dera Ghazi, adjacent to Dera Ghazi Khan airport.

The data issued by the CCC, being run with the support of Inter-Services Public Relations and Ministry of National Health Services, showed that 183 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 19 in KP, 15 in Balo­ch­istan, 13 in Gilgit-Baltistan, nine in Punjab, seven in Islamabad and one in AJK. However, with two patients of KP having passed away after the CCC had issued its data, the total number of cases ought to be at 245.

More than 800 pilgrims, who came from Taftan border on March 14, have been put in the quarantine centre at Ghazi University under medical supervision for 14 days.

 

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