Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 106

KARACHI (HRNW) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 106 after more people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease across the country.

According to sources, another 12 patients have been tested positive for COVID-19, while 13 new cases were reported from the southern town of Sukkur, all of whom had previously spent 14 days in quarantine near the Pakistan-Iran border. The Sukkur cases have raised fears that Pakistan s quarantine efforts have been ineffective.

One person from Karachi was also tested positive for the disease. The patient is the relative of a woman who had returned to Karachi from Saudi Arabia.

A spokesman for the Sindh government on Monday updated the provincial tally for confirmed coronavirus cases, raising it to 88, as the deadly disease continues to sweep across Pakistan.

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