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Corona death toll at 8, positive cases surge past 1,000

our correspondent
islamabad
The number of deaths from the coronavirus rose to eight on Wednesday after one new death was reported in Punjab.
The national dashboard, maintained by the federal ministry of health, reported that another patient of coronavirus had passed away taking the nation-wide toll to eight.
The dashboard has not specified in which province the death has taken place. However, the Rawalpindi district administration had told Geo News that a woman diagnosed with Covid-19 has passed away from the disease.
The woman had traveled from abroad and had been under treatment since March 21. Her body has been returned to her village for her last rites.
Meanwhile, the confirmed number of cases soared to 1,059 after new cases were confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan.
On Tuesday, Punjab had reported its first death. On Sunday, Balochistan reported its first death, a 65-year-old man, under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital.
Earlier, a doctor from Gilgit Baltistan was reported as the country’s fifth death.
The doctor who screened suspected pilgrims returning to Pakistan from Iran tested positive on Friday, Dr Shah Zaman, a senior member of the Health Department and focal person of GB government for coronavirus, said.



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