Coronavirus: New COVID-19 cases in Pakistan bring tally to 918

As provinces go into lockdown the number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan have risen to 918 along with 7 deaths and the number of cases keeps going up.

The latest COVID-19 related death took place in Punjab today bringing the country’s total number of lives taken by the coronavirus to seven.

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Coronavirus cases in Pakistan reach 918 with Punjab reporting its first death.

The patient was a 57 year old who was admitted to Mayo Hospital and passed away today. Earlier a doctor in Gilgit Baltistan also lost his life to the COVID-19 virus after he contracted the virus when treating and tending to coronavirus patients.

Read more: Punjab Govt confirms first death in Lahore from COVID-19.

Here is a break down of coronavirus cases in Pakistan as of 6:00 pm on 24 March 2020.

Latest Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan:

ProvinceNumber of CasesDeaths
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa383
Gilgit Baltistan801

Provinces have now moved towards a lockdown with Sindh and Punjab closing down all non essential businesses with shopping malls, parks, markets and restaurants being closed.

However, grocery stores, vegetable and fruit markets and pharmacies will remain open in case anyone needs any essential items.

Imran Khan in a press conference announced that there will be a relief package of 1200 billion and also announced that petrol prices will be reduced by Rs. 15.

Read more: Petrol Prices reduced by Rs.15 per liter – PM Khan.

Global Update

The number of coronavirus cases have crossed 396,000 globally with over 17,000 deaths and the number of cases will cross the 400,000 mark with in a few hours.

Although the COVID-19 virus originated in China, the country has gotten a control on the situation with very few newer cases.

The epicenter of the COVID-19 is currently Europe where there are thousands of new cases everyday. The death toll in Italy has reached 6,077 and cross China’s total number of deaths which are 3,277 by a significant number.

The United States is on its way to becoming the new epicenter with thousands of cases emerging everyday and the US total has suddenly surged to 46,274.

As the number of coronavirus cases have surged in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced a complete lockdown of the country yesterday.

Read more: PM Boris Johnson announces full UK lockdown.

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