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Covid kills 13 more as another 565 test positive

Covid kills 13 more as another 565 test positive

Thirteen more people have died due to Covid-19 and 565 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 5,327 in the province.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in his daily situation report on the health emergency on Saturday that 10,825 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, resulting in 565 people, or 5.2 per cent of those who were screened, being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The provincial government has so far conducted 4,365,228 tests, which have resulted in 331,642 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 19,248 people across the province are currently infected: 18,616 are in self-isolation at home, 33 at isolation centres and 599 at hospitals, while 543 patients are in critical condition, of whom 48 are on life support.

He added that 1,134 more people have recovered during the past 24 hours, increasing the number of cured patients to 307,067, which shows the recovery rate to be 92.5 per cent.

The CM said that out of the 565 fresh cases of Sindh, 332 (or 59 per cent) have been reported in Karachi Division: 119 of the city’s new patients are from District East, 59 from District South, 56 from District Korangi, 52 from District Central, 31 from District Malir and 15 from District West.

As for the other districts of the province, Hyderabad has reported 45 new cases, Sanghar 27, Shaheed Benazirabad 19, Jamshoro 17, Sujawal 14, Qambar 13, Matiari 11, Dadu 10, Naushehroferoze nine, Tharparkar eight, Jacobabad seven, Tando Allahyar five, Tando Muhammad Khan four, Kashmore three, Umerkot two, and Ghotki, Larkana and Sukkur one each, 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.