QUETTA: Eight new cases of the new coronavirus were reported in Balochistan on Tuesday.
Among the newly infected people were a senior official of the Quetta district administration and a doctor.
With another doctor testing positive for Covid-19, the total number of doctors infected by the virus in Quetta reached 15. Four medical technicians, a paramedic and six employees of the DG Health Directorate had already tested positive for coronavirus.
According to the daily situation report of the Health Directorate of Balochistan, 13 more coronavirus patients in Sheikh Zayed Hospital have recovered, taking the tally of people who have fully recovered from the disease to 137. It shows the recovery percentage from the disease is over 54 per cent.
The report said more patients would soon be discharged from the hospital. It said 16 coronavirus patients were now under treatment in Sheikh Zayed Hospital.
Officials said that 92 people had so far been infected through locally transmitted virus in Balochistan — 73 people in Quetta, 11 in Chagai, six in Loralai and one each in Khuzdar and Harnai.
Published in Dawn, April 15th, 2020