Five new COVID-19 cases in Sindh, Pakistan’s tally hits 189

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KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: Five new cases of the novel coronavirus emerged in Sindh on Tuesday, bringing the country’s tally to 189.

The development was announced in a tweet by Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Information Murtaza Wahab.

Wahab said a total of 234 tests were conducted out of which 119 pilgrims tested positive in Sukkur. In the rest of Sindh, 36 patients tested positive out of which 34 are under treatment while two have recovered.

Overall, Sindh has 155 confirmed cases while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 15, Balochistan 10, Islamabad four, Gilgit-Baltistan three, Punjab two and Azad Jammu and Kashmir has reported none.

On the other hand, the situational report provided by the National Institute of Health states the country’s tally at 187 with 150 confirmed cases in Sindh, 15 in K-P, 14 in Balochistan, four in Islamabad, three in G-B and one in Punjab.

The total number of tests performed across the country in the last 24 hours rests at 499.

It said four patients have been discharged overall – one in Islamabad and three in Sindh. However, Sindh Health Department puts the tally at two.

According to NIH, a total of 995,821 travelers have been screened at entry points so far out of which 20,187 travelers were checked in the 24 hours.

The total number of suspects patients stands at 533 with 100 emerging in the last 24 hours.

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