Fatality rate in Pakistan is now 1.7 percent: Zafar Mirza

Up till now, 88 deaths confirmed in Pakistan

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The fatality rate of the novel coronavirus has increased to 1.7 percent, SAPM on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said in a press briefing. The global fatality rate of the virus is 6.1pc. However, during last 24 hours, the coronavirus has claimed 14 lives in Pakistan, Dr. Mirza revealed. This is an alarming figure since so far the virus has killed 88 people in the country.

He added that 17,332 people have registered in quarantine centers in Pakistan out of which 18pc have tested positive. “What happens over the course of the next few days depends on how we fulfill our responsibilities and whether we follow preventive measures or not,” he said. SAPM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that coronavirus is a “preventable problem” and could be curbed if proper measures were taken.

He urged people to observe social distancing and ensure hand hygiene.

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