Pakistan deploys army after Coronavirus tally crosses 850

The government on Monday called in the Pakistan Army troops to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus across the country.

Pakistan confirmed three casualties from the virus on March 22 – one each in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. The first two casualties were reported on March 18 in K-P and the third was a cancer survivor in Karachi.

The nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients topped 873 with 394 cases in Sindh; 108 in Balochistan; 246 in Punjab; 38 in K-P; 71 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Since the situation remains fluid, the stats are changing fast and we’re updating them accordingly.