LAHORE/ PESHAWAR – The Punjab authorities on Tuesday confirmed the dying of first coronavirus affected person within the province because the variety of infections jumped to 961 within the nation with dozens of reports circumstances.

Afrasayab, 57, a resident of Sheikhupura, breathed his final at Isolation Ward of Mayo Hospital within the wee hours on Tuesday. Nonetheless, three sufferers had been discharged from Lahore’s hospital after restoration.

Provincial Well being Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid introduced the primary dying via a tweet on Tuesday. She additionally stated that as many as 21 new circumstances had been reported from throughout the province, taking the variety of confirmed sufferers to 265.

Although the ill-fated man not travelled overseas, he had not too long ago visited Azad Kashmir. Spokesman of well being division stated that the small print of all those that interacted with the affected person in the course of the previous 14 days had been being collected in order that they may be examined.

In keeping with officers, 176 sufferers are pilgrims who not too long ago returned from Iran. As many as 59 sufferers are underneath remedy in Lahore, 12 in Gujrat, seven in Gujranwala, three in Jhelum, two every in Multan and Rawalpindi and one every in Sargodha, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin and Rahim Yar Khan.

The variety of confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus within the nation had risen to 908 earlier within the day after Punjab and Sindh reported new circumstances. The Punjab Well being division tweeted that the variety of confirmed circumstances within the province stood at 267 after 16 new circumstances had been reported within the province.


In keeping with the breakdown, 176 of these are the pilgrims that returned from Iran. Whereas Lahore with 59 new circumstances stays the worst hit metropolis within the province. The division reported that Gujrat has 12 circumstances, 7 in Gujranwala, three in Jhelum and a pair of in Rawalpindi and Multan respectively.


Sargodha, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahuddin and Rahim Yar Khan have reported just one case of their cities.

Sindh stays the worst affected province by the coronavirus within the nation to this point, with a complete of 410 coronavirus circumstances. In Karachi alone, the numbers of circumstances of the virus are 144, with the bulk stated to be circumstances of “local transmission”.


However, 40 individuals had been examined constructive for COVID19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwaon Tuesday, elevating the entire tally to 78 within the province.

To this point within the province, three individuals have died of the virus: one in Manga union council of Mardan district, one other sufferer in Hangu district and one aged affected person having returned from Iran died in Kurram tribal district. As well as, 98 suspected sufferers of coronavirus have been admitted in hospitals of KP. On Tuesday, the province reported the very best variety of constructive circumstances in a single day.

KP Well being Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra didn’t reply to a name, however a authorities official confirmed whereas chatting with The Nation that 40 new circumstances have emerged in a single day. About 37 new constructive circumstances hail from Dera Ismail Khan, two from Peshawar and one from South Waziristan tribal district. Among the many tribal districts, Khyber has already reported one case; the second has now emerged in South Waziristan.

Swabs of 241 sufferers quarantined within the Gomal Medical School had been despatched to the Khyber Medical College in Peshawar the place 37 examined constructive for the coronavirus. All of them had returned from Iran through Taftan in Balochistan the place the quarantine preparations had been reportedly weak.

The KP authorities later obtained them and quarantined them in DI Khan. Additionally, the federal government had additionally obtained one other 241 individuals, having returned from Iran through Taftan a day earlier and so they have been quarantined in Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Postgraduate Paramedical Institute in Peshawar suburbs.

Officers concern extra constructive circumstances as a result of the outcomes of 304 sufferers are more likely to be launched right this moment (Wednesday).