Pakistan confirms 7th coronavirus case
Case emerges after first patient discharged from hospital after recovery
Pakistan on Sunday confirmed its seventh novel coronavirus case.
The case was reported from the southern city of Karachi, according to a statement from the health department of the Sindh province, where Karachi is located.
The new case has been confirmed a day after the first COVID-19 patient was discharged from a Karachi hospital after "fully" recovering.
Like the previous six cases, the new patient had a history of traveling to neighboring Iran, which has reported the highest number of deaths after China and Italy.
This was the fourth case reported from Karachi alone. The other three cases in Pakistan were reported from the capital Islamabad and northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. Authorities say all the patients are in stable condition.
Pakistan confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Feb. 26 in Karachi, where a 22-year-old male who had recently visited Iran was found to be infected.
The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has sounded global alarms, with China, the epicenter of an outbreak, reporting at least 2,943 deaths.
Outside mainland China, the virus has spread to more than 90 countries, claiming over 3000 lives, a bulk of which reported from China.
The World Health Organization, which already declared the outbreak an international health emergency, has updated the global risk level to ‘very high.’Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.