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Covid kills eight more, infects another 940 in Sindh

July 05, 2021

Eight more people have died due to Covid-19 and 940 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 5,520 in the province.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in his daily situation report on the health emergency on Sunday that 16,516 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, resulting in 940 people, or six per cent of those who were screened, being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The provincial government has so far conducted 4,570,529 tests, which have resulted in 340,885 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 20,769 people across the province are currently infected: 20,061 are in self-isolation at home, 62 at isolation centres and 646 at hospitals, while 586 patients are in critical condition, of whom 39 are on life support.

He added that 157 more people have recovered during the past 24 hours, increasing the number of cured patients to 314,596, which shows the recovery rate to be 92.2 per cent. The CM said that out of the 940 fresh cases of Sindh, 716 (or 76.2 per cent) have been reported in Karachi Division: 277 of the city’s new patients are from District East, 117 from District South, 103 from District Central, 88 each from the Korangi and Malir districts, and 43 from District West.

As for the other districts of the province, Hyderabad has reported 28 new cases, Dadu 19, Kashmore and Thatta 17 each, Sanghar 16, Tando Allahyar 14, Badin nine, Tharparkar, Jamshoro and Matiari seven each, Khairpur, Umerkot and Shaheed Benazirabad four each, Sukkur three, Ghotki two and Larkana one, 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.