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Pakistani returns from Iran to die of Coronavirus

In South Asia, India has reported three coronavirus cases - two of them woman

Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:58 PM, ummid.com News Network

Pakistan Coronavirus Death

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday reported the first coronavirus death, while the number of confirmed cases increased to 193 with the emergence of 10 new infections, the Ministry of National Health Services announced.

According to the Ministry, the victim had recently returned from Iran was brought in a critical condition to the Mayo hospital in Lahore on Monday night, reports The News International.

The patient was kept in an intensive care unit (ICU), however, there was no ventilator there.

Iran is the worst COVID-19 affected country after China and Italy. The country has closed all the Shia shrine to control the spread of virus.

Meanwhile, the 10 new cases were reported in Sindh and Punjab provinces, the Ministry added.

Sindh province was the worst hit in the country with 155 confirmed cases.

In South Asia, India has reported three coronavirus cases - two of them woman.

More than 7000 people have so far died in 143 countries because of Coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

On Monday, about 14,000 people were infected with the novel Coronavirus globally - largest in a single day - bringing the total number of confirmed cases above 167,500, according to the WHO.

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