9 New Coronavirus Cases Emerge In Karachi Within 24 Hours
Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has confirmed that nine new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Karachi within a day. Following this development, the total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 16.
Dr Mirza took to Twitter on Tuesday to inform that all the nine confirmed cases were contacts of an already confirmed case in Karachi. “Further contacts are being traced and tested,” he added.
240/ I can confirm 9 new cases of #COVID19 in Karachi. All these cases are contacts of an already confirmed case. Further contacts are being traced and tested. This makes a total of 16 cases in Pakistan.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 9, 2020
In a previous tweet, SAPM had informed that one patient who was diagnosed with novel coronavirus had recovered, and “another one is ready to be discharged”. He said the people of Pakistan can avoid coronavirus outbreak, “if we all act responsibly”.
239/ A patient from Karachi, tested #COVIDー19 positive today. All contacts are quarantined. This is 7th case in 🇵🇰 though 1 has already recovered & discharged & another one is ready to be discharged. If we all act responsibly we can avoid corona virus outbreak in Pakistan.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 8, 2020
So far, 16 patients have been diagnosed with the deadly virus in different regions of Pakistan. Every reported patient had visited Iran, where coronavirus has claimed around 230 lives to date. Moreover, more than 3,100 people have lost their lives in China after being affected by coronavirus.