Death toll from coronavirus rises to 11 in Pakistan
LAHORE: The death toll in Pakistan from Coronavirus COVID-19 has climbed to 11 after Punjab reported two deaths on Friday. Five coronavirus deaths have taken place so far in Punjab including two in Lahore.
According to the Punjab Health Department, a 70-year-old coronavirus patient, a resident of Sheikhupura, died in Lahore’s Mayo Hospital.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar confirmed the second death. “With heavy heart, I am confirming that we have lost a 22 years old patient in Faisalabad. Total loss of lives is at 5 now. Currently we have 490 confirmed cases across Punjab,” he wrote in a tweet.
He said it was a global health emergency and everybody needed to act responsibly and help the government save lives.
Breaking down the number of coronavirus patients across the province, Buzdar said most of the cases had surfaced in Dera Ghazi Khan’s quarantine centres.
“Details: DGK quarantine 207 cases, Multan quarantine 46, Lahore 115, Gujrat 48, Gujranwala 9, Jhelum 19, Rawalpindi 14, Multan 3, Faisalabad 10, DGK 5, Mandibahuddin 3, Sargodha 2, Nankanasahib 2 & Mianwali 2 and Narowal, RYK, Attock, Bahawalnagar & Khushab have one case each,” he said.
Until Friday morning, Death toll from coronavirus had reached nine, while the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country had climbed to 1,235.
According to the statistics, these included 429 in Sindh, 408 in Punjab, 131 in Balochistan, 147 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 91 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 27 in Islamabad and two in Azad Kashmir.
Twenty-three Coronavirus patients have recovered so far while 11 died of the disease. Seven patients are in critical condition.
Thirty-seven pilgrims had been allowed to leave the Quarantine center in Dera Ghazi Khan upon showing negative results regarding the coronavirus.
According to spokesperson of District Administration Multan, 25 of the pilgrims hailed from Multan, 10 from tehsil Shuja Abad and two from Jalal Pur Pirwala.