Significant Rise in coronavirus cases across Pakistan after largest single day jump in tally
LAHORE/KARACHI: Significant Rise in coronavirus cases across Pakistan after largest single day jump in tally.
19 cases were confirmed on Sunday, taking the total number to 52. Lahore Health Secretary Captain (r) Mohammad Usman on Sunday confirmed that a 54-year-old patient, who had returned to the country from the United Kingdom (UK) on March 10, has tested positive for the virus.
The patient had been admitted to the Mayo Hospital on Saturday night after developing symptoms of the virus.
The health secretary added that all the contacts of the patients have tested negative for the virus.
Meanwhile, spokesperson for the Sindh government, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, said that 13 people from Sukkur who had recently arrived from Taftan tested positive for the virus on Sunday.
Following the confirmation of these cases, the total number of cases went up to 34. Wahab added that these people were purportedly kept in quarantine at the border.
Earlier, four new cases of coronavirus were detected in Karachi, said Meeran Yousuf, the media coordinator to the Sindh health minister.
Three of the patients had recently returned from Saudi Arabia, while one has no recent travel history, Yousuf said.
The federal capital’s first secondary transmission case also emerged on Sunday morning.
The latest case was of a husband of a woman who recently tested positive for coronavirus at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) after returning from the United States.
There are now four COVID-19 patients at the isolation ward in PIMS, according to the health facility’s spokesperson Dr Waseem Khawaja.