Sindh has reported on Friday the first death from the deadly coronavirus COVID 19.
As per details, Dr. Azra Pechuho Minister of Health Sindh has confirmed an elderly patient has died in Karachi due to COVID 19.
With this death in the list, the total number of death due to COVID 19 in Pakistan has risen to 3.
With a very heavy heart we’re confirming the first death of #COVID19 in #Sindh. The 77 year old patient was a resident of Karachi & had a history of carcinoma, diabetes and hypertension with no travel and contact history. #SindhHealth #CoronaVirusPakistan pic.twitter.com/NZbOQoncv3
— Health and Population Welfare Department, Sindh (@SindhHealthDpt) March 20, 2020
Meanwhile, Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) reported new cases of the novel coronavirus today, pushing the total number of COVID-19 patients to 462 in Pakistan.
There are 245 confirmed cases in Sindh, Balochistan 81, Punjab 80, K-P 27, Gilgit-Baltistan 21, Islamabad five and Azad Jammu and Kashmir one.
Pakhtunkhwa #CoronaVirusUpdate. March 20. 25 new suspected cases, & 4 confirmations.
I will continue to release this, but please bear in mind that the next couple of weeks are ones where the bulk of our time has to go in educating the public & gearing up our response system. pic.twitter.com/OFJHPFLKPX
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) March 20, 2020
Sindh has till now reported the highest number of coronavirus cases with 151 in Sukkur, 93 in Karachi, and one in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, a third patient of the COVID-19 released today from a hospital after recovery. The patient was a resident of Hyderabad.