Pakistan on Tuesday confirmed its fifth case of the novel coronavirus in the country. 

According to National Institutes of Health (NIH) the patient is a 45-year-old woman from the northern mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan, who arrived from Iran a few days ago. An official of the health department said the woman was being treated at a hospital and her family members are being tested for the virus.

Other coronavirus cases

Two cases of novel coronavirus have been reported from Karachi, while one each from Islamabad and the federal area. All of the patients had travelled to Iran where at least 66 people have died from the virus including senior government functionaries with over 1,500 confirmed cases.

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