In a setback, Coronavirus cases in Pakistan registers increase
*KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: **In a setback, Coronavirus cases in Pakistan registers increase and tally reached 33.*
Two new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Balochistan on Saturday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province to 10 and Pakistan to 33, the provincial government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said.
Earlier in the day, three more cases of novel coronavirus surfaced in the country, including Islamabad’s first and second locally transmitted case in Karachi.
A woman, who had recently arrived in the federal capital from the United States, was tested positive at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) today, the health facility’s spokesperson Dr Waseem Khawaja confirmed.
The patient is in critical condition and has been put on ventilator, he added.
With two fresh cases of COVID-19 in Sindh, the provincial tally has risen to 17.
One patient recently returned from Saudi Arabia while the other patient’s father has a travel history of the United Kingdom and transmitted the virus to his young child, Secretary Health Zahid Abbasi told Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah during the meeting of coronavirus task force.
The provincial health department has also taken the samples of second patient’s father.
Both cases are from Karachi.