QUETTA: Another patient of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus expired during treatment at the hospital today, taking the death toll to 17 in the country.

According to details, the patient stated to be hailing from Marriabad area of the district Quetta, was shifted to Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital, Quetta late Monday night after his condition deteriorated where he breathed his last on Tuesday morning.

Four people have died of dreadful Congo virus in Quetta after Eidul Azha while toll due to the virus across the country has climbed to 17. Three Congo affected patients were under treatment at Fatima Jinnah Hospital Quetta and nine in other hospitals across the country.