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Covid kills 20 more as another 756 test positive

June 07, 2021

Twenty more people have died due to Covid-19 and 756 others have tested positive for the disease during the past 24 hours in Sindh, with the death toll due to the viral coronavirus infection reaching 5,136 in the province.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in his daily situation report on the health emergency on Sunday that 14,369 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, resulting in 756 people, or 5.3 per cent of those who were screened, being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The provincial government has so far conducted 4,194,432 tests, which have resulted in 323,811 positive cases, which means that eight per cent of those screened have been found to be infected, he added.

Shah said that after the latest deaths, the rate of the diagnosed people who have lost their fight with Covid-19 stands at two per cent in Sindh. He said that 23,839 people across the province are currently infected: 22,941 are in self-isolation at home, 25 at isolation centres and 873 at hospitals, while 816 patients are in critical condition, of whom 81 are on life support.

He added that 579 more people have recovered during the past 24 hours, increasing the number of cured patients to 294,836, which shows the recovery rate to be 91 per cent. The CM said that out of the 756 fresh cases of Sindh, 398 (or 53 per cent) have been reported in Karachi Division: 164 of the city’s new patients are from District East, 130 from District Central, 58 from District South, 26 from District Korangi, 16 from District West and four from District Malir.

As for the other districts of the province, Hyderabad has reported 41 new cases, Thatta 29, Jamshoro 25, Badin and Tando Muhammad Khan 21 each, Matiari 20, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Tando Allahyar and Shaheed Benazirabad 16 each, Mirpurkhas 15, Dadu and Naushehroferoze 14 each, Ghotki 12, Khairpur and Sanghar 11 each, Sujawal 10, Kambar and Umerkot seven each, Larkana five and Kashmore four, he added.

The chief executive reiterated his appeal to the people of Sindh that they should comply with the standard operating procedures devised by his provincial government.