Pakistan government Reports second death from the Coronavirus
ISLAMABAD - The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has confirmed Pakistan’s first two COVID-19 deaths in Mardan and Peshawar, as total number of novel coronavirus infections, with 19 fresh cases in Balochsitan, rose to 297 in the country on Wednesday.
K-P CM’s Adviser on Information Ajmal Khan Wazir said the first deceased, a 50-year-old patient identified as Saadat Khan, had arrived from Saudi Arabia on March 9. The deceased’s coronavirus test, he said, came positive yesterday (March 17). He hailed from Manga village, the adviser added.
Sad to report one patient who passed away in Mardan.
The second patient, a 36-year-old man from Hangu, had arrived in the country from Turkey via Dubai, said Wazir. He was also tested positive yesterday, he added.
K-P Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra confirmed the two deaths on Twitter.