By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 17, Mar 2020, 19:37 pm IST | UPDATED: 19, Mar 2020, 12:20 pm IST
Lahore: With 90 new cases of the novel Coronavirus confirmed in the last 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 patients in Pakistan shot up to 193 on Tuesday with Health Ministry officials confirming first casualty. According to reports, the fatality was reported from Lahore. Meanwhile, officials have also confirmed that country's Sindh province has 155 positive cases, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 15, Balochistan 10, Gilgit-Baltistan 5, Islamabad 2 and Punjab 6.
"One COVID-19 patient who was brought from Hafizabad, some 150 kms from Lahore, died here on Tuesday," news agency PTI quoted Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid as saying in a press conference on Tuesday. She said five new cases of the coronavirus have emerged in Punjab and as many in Sindh raising the total number of the COVID-19 infections to 193, including 155 in Sindh province.
In a statement, the National Command and Control Centre has also confirmed the first death in the country. The patient was admitted at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore, reports suggested adding that the victim came to Lahore from Muscat on March 15.