QUETTA: Balochistan recorded another spike in Covid-19 cases, as 147 new cases reported in a single day, taking the total to 2457, with 31 official deaths.
According to the daily situation report of Health Directorate of Balochistan, a total number of cases reached to 2457. 93% of the total cases in Balochistan are locally transmitted. The active cases in the province are 2043.
Total deaths in Balochistan due to Covid-19 are 31. The total deaths of coronavirus include 25 from Quetta, 4 from Pishin and 1 each from Lasbela and Sibi. Out of 2457 cases, 2301 locally transmitted cases in Balochistan.
Presently, 383 positive patients have recovered in Balochistan so far, after getting infected by the virus. 41 patients have recovered after testing negative twice.
The health department still awaits results of 220 cases as well. 1090 people are still placed in different quarantine centres of the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2020.