The cases of deadly coronavirus seems to be rapidly increasing in Pakistan, especially in the Sindh province. Provincial authorities confirmed 68 and 15 news cases in Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa pushing the number of cases to 183 in the country.
This is the single largest increase in novel coronavirus cases in the country so far. Sindh Health Minister Azra Fazal Pechuho said with the 15 new cases, the tally has soared to 103. There are 76 confirmed cases in Sukkur (all patients arrive from Taftan border), 26 in Karachi and one in Hyderabad, she confirmed.
Meanwhile in India, the total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in India touched 114 on Monday.
— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2020
In Maharashtra, the total number of cases jumped to 37 – the highest in the country so far. The country is gradually headings towards a complete shutdown as the state governments have ordered the closure of schools, colleges, malls, movie halls and advised people to stay away from gatherings.
Globally, more than 6,000 people have died and more than 156,000 have been infected by COVID-19 as the disease spreads rapidly to new territories. The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases every day.
The World Health Organization has said most people will recover from the virus, and almost 74,000 have already recovered, mostly in China, where the virus originated.