Punjab reports one new death, as total infections rise to 490

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LAHORE: One more person died of the novel coronavirus in Punjab, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar confirmed, increasing the provincial tally to five and the national count to 11.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar confirmed that a person had died of coronavirus, while the provincial infected toll had bumped to 490, while Pakistan’s total cases stand at 1373.

In a tweet, Buzdar said: “With heavy heart, I am confirming that we have lost a 22 years old patient in Faisalabad. Total loss of lives is at 5 now. Currently we have 490 confirmed cases across Punjab.”

With heavy heart, I am confirming that we have lost a 22 years old patient in Faisalabad. Total loss of lives is at 5 now. Currently we have 490 confirmed cases across Punjab.

This is a global health emergency and everybody needs to act responsibly and help us save lives. “This is a global health emergency and everybody needs to act responsibly and help us save lives,” he said.

Breaking down the provincial tally he said that the most cases were reported in Dera Ghazi Khan’s quarantine facility.

Details: Dera Ghazi Khan quarantine 207 cases, Multan quarantine 46, Lahore 115, Gujrat 48, Gujranwala 9, Jhelum 19, Rawalpindi 14, Multan 3, Faisalabad 10, Dera Ghazi Khan 5, Mandibahuddin 3, Sargodha 2, Nankanasahib 2, Mianwali 2 and Narowal, Rahim Yar Khan, Attock, Bahawalnagar and Khushab have one case each.

Earlier in the day, Sindh reported 19 new cases 24 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two cases in the federal capital.

Meanwhile, Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) aggregate stands at two, Balochistan’s tally stands at 131, while Gilgit-Baltistan toll is at 91.

Five deaths have occurred in Punjab, which is the highest among all provinces.

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