The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 1,078 (UPDATED 11:45PM) with eight deaths being reported so far and the number of cases keeps rising rapidly everyday.
The latest COVID-19 related death was reported in Punjab which was the second death reported in the province so far bringing the country’s total to eight.
According to sources, the patient was a woman from Rawalpindi who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had been under treatment since since 21 March after she returned from abroad.
Earlier on Tuesday Punjab reported its first death in Lahore and the patient was a 57 year old who was under treatment at Mayo Hospital.
As the total cases of coronavirus in Pakistan reach 1067, here is a breakdown of all cases in the country as UPDATED on 11:45 pm on 25 March 2020.
Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan (Breakdown):
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UPDATE: As confirmed by the Chief Minister of Punjab just minutes ago, confirmed cases in Punjab are now 323 which adds 11 more cases to the total of the province as well as the country bringing the TOTAL of Pakistan to 1,078.
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Europe has now become the epicenter of the coronavirus with Italy being the most affected and thousands of new cases emerging in the country every day and hundreds of deaths being reported.
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The United States now has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world although the death toll in the states is still 838 which although high is nothing compared to that of spain which is now the second highest number of deaths at 3,434.