Sindh Health Department on Sunday confirmed two new deaths from the novel coronavirus in Karachi, taking Pakistan’s overall total to 15 and the provincial tally to three.
Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho confirmed that both patients died on Saturday night. In both cases, the patients had pneumonia and COVID-19.
“One of the patients was 83-years-old while the other was 70-years-old,” she said, adding that both patients had pneumonia and COVID-19.
Sindh’s first coronavirus death was also reported in Karachi. The patient was a 77-year-old male who also had cancer.
Sindh govt confirmed 17 new COVID-19 cases of local transmission in Karachi on Saturday. There are now 189 COVID-19 cases in the port city.
Pakistan’s count of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases soared to 1526 on Sunday, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Control Center.