The total number of positive cases of coronavirus rose to 52 in Pakistan. On Sunday, the country has experienced 20 more confirmed cases of coronavirus raising the total number of cases to 52. 52 positive cases of coronavirus emerged in Pakistan
Five cases have been reported in Karachi, 13 in Sukkur, 1 in Islamabad while others from different sections of Punjab.
The Minister on Heath, Dr. Zafar Mirza has took to his twitter handle and confirmed 52 cases in Pakistan. He wrote,
“There are now 52 confirmed cases, of which effective contact tracing is being carried out.”
There are now 52 confirmed cases, of which effective contact tracing is being carried out. We’ve increased our diagnostic capacity, and are now able to carry out #coronavirus test in 13 labs across the country <257>
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 15, 2020
A day earlier, a patient was being admitted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Sources revealed that he was being tested positive for the lethal COVID-19.
His wife was also been tested and there are kept in the private wards. In PIMS, the officials have informed that the total number of patients getting treatment at the center is now four.
Punjab has also witnessed the first case of coronavirus on Sunday. The government spokesperson Musarat Cheema has informed that the patient has a traveled from UK. After showing symptoms, he was admitted to the Mayo Hospital Lahore, where he was tested positive for COVID-19.
All of his close contacts are tested negative but they will be kept in isolation for 15 days as per SOPs.
— Musarrat Cheema (@MusarratCheema) March 15, 2020
13 new cases are reported in Sukkur as well. Advisor to the chief minister on law, Senator Murtaza Wahab has confirmed the new cases in Sukkur.
So far 13 people have tested positive of #COVIDー19 from amongst the people who arrived in Sukkur from Taaftaan. These people were purportedly kept in quarantine at the border
— SenatorMurtaza Wahab (@murtazawahab1) March 15, 2020
The number of patients suffering from the disease is rising day after day. People can avoid it by only following some precautionary measures.