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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 6, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: Confirmed cases surpasses 3,500, death toll rises to 52

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Apr 06, 2020
Photo: File

The coronavirus death toll across Pakistan surged to 52 on Monday after five more deaths were recorded in the country. 

Sindh reported 51 new cases of the virus, taking the provincial tally to 932.

According to Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab, the province  also recorded two more deaths, taking the provincial total to 17.

“In the last 24 hours, 130 people have recovered from coronavirus in Sindh,” he added.

In   Punjab, more than 100 cases were reported  today, taking the provincial tally to   1,684.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 405 cases while Balochistan reported 192 cases of the virus. Islamabad reported 82 cases, while Gilgit-Baltistan’s tally standing at 210 as of Monday morning. 

Azad Jammu and Kashmir has reported 15 cases so far.

New case reported in AJK

Earlier in the morning, Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s health minister confirmed that the region had recorded one more new case of the infection.

The minister said that the region’s tally now stands at 15 and that affected people had been shifted to a quarantine centre.

28 prisoners infected at Lahore jail

The deputy inspector general for jails has said that 28 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Lahore's Camp Jail.

He said the infected inmates had all been imprisoned over cases involving narcotics. They are all in stable condition, he said.

The DIG said that in total, 400 prisoners have been placed under quarantine.

Balochistan records recoveries

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Monday said 31 more people had recovered from the virus in the province.

The total number of recovered patients in Balochistan now stands at 60.