Pakistan confirms eight new coronavirus cases


Pakistan has detected eighth new cases of the coronovirus, the Sindh health department confirmed Monday evening.

The health department first confirmed just one case of a 53-year-old male, but later issued a second statement saying that eight new cases have emerged in Karachi.

Five of the patients came from Syria via Doha, while the three other patients came from London via Dubai in the last week.

“The department is in the process of tracking all the contacts down for further testing. This brings the total number of cases to 13 in Sindh, out of which 1 has been cured and discharged,” the Sindh health department’s second statement read.

This brings the total number of cases reported in Pakistan so far to 16. The other three cases were reported from Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan. Authorities say all the patients are in stable condition.

No details have been give as yet about the new cases.

On February 26, Pakistan confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus.
Dr Mirza had said one case was from Karachi while the second was from a
“federal” area.

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