The number of confirmed cases rose in Pakistan has risen to 137 after a sharp increase in cases was reported among pilgrims who have recently returned from Iran via Taftan.

According to the Sindh Health department, a total of 76 people from Taftan have tested positive for the virus in Sukkur, where they have been quarantined, while there are 27 cases in Karachi and one in Hyderabad.

Fifteen new cases have also been reported by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, all of whom were pilgrims who had returned to Pakistan via Taftan.

Ten cases have been reported by Balochistan, four by Islamabad, three by Gilgit Baltistan and one by Punjab. 

The national tally, subsequently, has risen to 137.

The new cases were confirmed by Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab in a tweet.

This is a developing story. News will be updated as soon as possible if new details come up.


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