Pakistan reports six deaths as number of coronavirus cases surge to 824


ISLAMABAD  Pakistan on Monday has reported six deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases have surged to 824 as 352 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 108 in Balochistan, 246 in Punjab, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 71 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 15 in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.

Dr Usama Riaz, who played a vital role in screening suspected patients in the region, has passed away as number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose.

A statement issued by Gilgit-Baltistan Information Department stated with great grief that Dr. Usama Riaz Jam, who played a leading role in Gilgit-Baltistan’s fight against coronavirus, has passed away. The martyr will be given status of a national hero.

Spokesperson of Balochistan government has confirmed first death of the province. 65-year-old Muhammad Ali, who was resident of Alamdar Road, was receiving treatment at Sheikh Zaid Hospital from four days.

So far, six people have been sent back to their homes after fully recovering from the deadly virus.


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