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Sunday Mar 15 2020
Web Desk

18 new cases of COVID-19 emerge in Sindh, taking provincial tally to 35

Web Desk

Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sindh on Sunday, taking the provincial total to 35.

The Health and Population Welfare Department of Sindh confirmed the tally, saying that thirteen new cases had returned to Sukkur via Taftan where they had been under quarantine.

The remaining five cases were reported in Karachi today.

Karachi tally

Karachi has so far been the worst-affected city in Sindh, with a total of 22 cases.

Today, the Sindh health department has reported five new cases in the city.

According to an update earlier in the day by the department, three of the affected persons returned from Saudi Arabia a few days ago and one has no recent travel history.

Later in the day, Senator Murtaza Wahab, the advisor to the Sindh chief minister on law, said that one more case has emerged. The patient hails from Balochistan and arrived in Karachi on March 14.

Punjab's first case

The nation's tally now stands at 53, after another case was reported in Punjab, the first in the province. According to Punjab government spokesperson Musarrat Cheema, the patient had returned from UK on March 10 and was tested positive at Lahore's Mayo Hospital.