LAHORE – First Coronavirus Death In Pakistan. The Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has killed almost 8000 people across the globe. Just today, a Coronavirus suspect has passed away in Lahore making it the first virus death in Pakistan.
According to local media reports, the patient was tested for the virus. However, his results were expected to be received in the afternoon today. The 30-year-old who was a resident of chowki sukheki, returned from Muscat, Oman in Lahore on March 15.
He was admitted in DHQ Hospital Hafizabad emergency department with altered sensorium, shortness of breath and 100 fever. His test reports were still awaited while he died of hepatic failure.
Confirming the death, Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that his test results are awaited and that the information will be given to the media when it arrives. Lahore has reported five confirmed cases of the coronavirus so far.