Ruling party lawmaker Shaheen Raza succumbs to COVID-19

GUJRANWALA: Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of provincial assembly Shaheen Raza on Wednesday has lost her life to deadly coronavirus.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sohail Ashraf has said that the PTI MPA was admitted to hospital in Lahore after her health deteriorated. However, she died today (Wednesday) while battling the virus, he added.

Pakistan confirmed 46 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 985 and positive cases surged to 45,898, Dunya News reported.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,932 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Till now 16,685 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 17,947 in Sindh, 6,554 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,885 in Balochistan, 1,138 in Islamabad, 556 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 133 in Azad Kashmir.

Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.

Pakistan has so far conducted 414,254 coronavirus tests and 13,962 in last 24 hours. 13,101 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.

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