India’s 1.3 billion people have joined the global lockdown triggered by the outbreak as the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern at the acceleration of the pandemic in the United States. On Wednesday, Russia also ordered non-essential workers to stay home next week.
The death toll in Switzerland from COVID coronavirus infections has increased to 103, the Swiss government has said. The number of dead was up from the 90 reported on Tuesday. Total confirmed cases also increased to 9,765, it said, from just under 9,000 on Tuesday.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus COVID rose to eight after one new death was reported in Punjab on Wednesday. Earlier, Media person to KP Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra confirmed to Geo.tv that the provincial tally of confirmed cases stood at 117 after 39 new cases were reported in the province’s Manga union council.
While Punjab government reported 16 new cases in the province taking the provincial tally of positive cases to 312.
According to the Punjab health department, 176 of those cases are of pilgrims, Lahore has 77 cases, Gujrat has 21 cases, Jhelum has 19 cases, Gujranwala has eight cases, Multan has three cases, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad have two cases each.
Mandi Bahuddin, Narowal, Rahim Yar Khan and Sargodha have one case each. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the number of cases in the province stands at 117, while the number of reported cases in Gilgit-Baltistan is 81.
In Islamabad, 16 patients have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, in Punjab 312 and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir
The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer effort to compile federal and state data in regards to new COVID-19 cases, including a number of positive and negative tests Here’s the latest data, updated on March 25:
Positive tests: 51,970
Negative tests: 292,758
Pending tests: 14,433
Number of hospitalized patients: 4,468
Patient deaths: 675
Tunisia has confirmed 59 new cases of the coronavirus, Health Minister Abdelatif el-Mekki said in a televised news conference, taking the total number to 173.
Tunisia has instituted a curfew at nights and a lockdown during the day in which people are only allowed out to buy food or medicine or work in some key sectors.
Estonia has recorded its first coronavirus death when an 83-year-old patient died in Tallinn, the daily newspaper Postimees reported, citing a hospital spokesman.
Estonia has so far recorded 404 infected people, according to official statistics