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COVID-19 kills 19, infects 2,343 in Sindh

July 26, 2021

KARACHI: Nineteen more people have died due to Covid-19 and 2,343 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 5,833 in the province.

The daily situation report on the health emergency released by the Sindh government on Sunday said that 18,122 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, resulting in 2,343 people, or 13 per cent of those who were screened, being diagnosed with Covid-19. CM Syed Murad Ali Shah said that Karachi’s positivity jumped to 24.82 per cent when 1,932 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after 7,783 samples were tested. Moreover, 1,144 patients of the viral disease are admitted in hospitals, while 1,024 of the patients are in critical condition, of whom 77 are on life support. Out of the 1,932 fresh cases of Karachi, 698 have been reported in District East, 386 in District South, 334 in District Central, 255 in District Korangi, 148 in District Malir and 111 in District West. The chief executive lamented that the coronavirus situation in Sindh, especially in Karachi, has been going from bad to worse because people have not been complying with the standard operating procedures. As for other districts of the province, Hyderabad has reported 58 new cases, Matiari 55, Thatta 47, Sanghar 43 and Badin 37, concluded the government notification.