Significant Rise in the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Pakistan as new cases emerge in Punjab and Sindh

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Significant Rise in the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Pakistan as new cases emerge in Punjab and Sindh

LAHORE: Significant Rise in the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Pakistan as new cases emerge in Punjab and Sindh.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 193 in Pakistan, after Punjab reported five new cases in the province on Tuesday.

”Five pilgrims who recently returned to DG Khan have tested positive for coronavirus," Provincial Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said while addressing a press conference. “All those testing positive have been quarantined at a facility.”

“Right now there are 736 pilgrims from Taftan being monitored,” she said.

She also dismissed reports of the Punjab government hiding reports of the patients.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 172 in Sindh after 22 more cases were reported in the province on Tuesday.

Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that 38 cases of the virus had been reported positive in the province and 36 were undergoing treatment as two had been cured earlier.

He said that 274 tests of pilgrims in Sukkur had been conducted out of which 140 had tested negative and 134 had tested positive.

The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Pakistan now stands at 193.