Nearly 160 People have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus in Pakistan, after new deaths reported in the country.
As per the latest updated, Bol news reported that till now 159 people have died due to the coronavirus in Pakistan.
However, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is about to hit the tally of 8000, with 7993 at present.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has reported four more deaths in the province, taking the grim total to 41.
Punjab #COVID19 statistics:
Tests conducted till date: 54,436
Confirmed cases: 3,649
Non-quarantine cases: 1,357
Tableeghi Jama'at: 1,497
Jail Prisoners: 94
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) April 18, 2020
Earlier Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority said that around 100,000 testing kits to distributed among all the provinces by Monday to help them enhance their coronavirus diagnostic capacity.
He said some 50 laboratories were working across the country and conducting around 6,000 coronavirus tests regularly.
Lt Gen Afzal said the country could need another 2,000 to 3,000 ventilators till May 25 owing to growing cases of coronavirus. We will fully support private companies to manufacture the medical equipment related to COVID-19, he added.