ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded its third death from the coronavirus on Friday, with the nationwide tally crossing 500 after new cases were reported from Gilgit-Baltistan, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan.
With the rise in the number of cases, the total number of cases in GB stood at 30, in Sindh at 252, in Punjab at 96 and in Balochistan at 92.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho Friday morning confirmed the death of a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient in the province. The confirmation takes the total number of virus deaths in Pakistan to three.
The minister said the patient was a cancer survivor and had diabetes and hypertension when he contracted the virus. She added that the patient did not have any travel or contact history.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar confirmed that Punjab has reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus in the province taking the provincial tally 96.
The CM said that 71 of those cases were found in the pilgrims returning from Iran, 15 from Lahore, two in Multan, three in Muzaffargarh, three in Gujrat and one each in Jhelum and Rawalpindi.