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No death as 240 test positive for coronavirus in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said no death stemming from coronavirus reported however, 240 new cases emerged across the province on Sunday.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here from CM House said that 8,797 samples were tested which detected 240 cases that constituted 2.7 percent current detection rate.

Up to now, 3,334,372 tests have been conducted against which 266,617 cases were diagnosed, of the 96.3 percent or 256,706 patients have recovered, including 64 overnight, the CM added.

Currently,  5,402 patients were under treatment, of the 5,099 were in home isolation, 10 at isolation centers and 293 at different hospitals Murad Ali Shah informed.

The chief minister added that the condition of 266 patients was stated to be critical, including 31 shifted to ventilators.

According to the CM, out of 240 new cases, 98 have been detected from Karachi, including 42 from East, 27 South, 11 Central, 8 Korangi, Malir and West 5 each.

Hyderabad has 51, Larkana 8, Sanghar, Umerkot and Tando Allahyar 6 each, Khairpur, Tando Muhammad Khan and Shaheed Benazirabad 5 each, Badin, Kamber, Nausheroferoze and Ghotki 4 each, Jacobabad, Thatta and Shikarpur 3 each, Dadu, Matiari and Kashmore 2 each, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur 1 each.

Meanwhile, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has announced the closure of schools till class eight for fifteen days as coronavirus infections continue to increase across the province.

Taking to Twitter, Saeed Ghani said, “Sindh Education Department has decided to suspend physical classes till class eight in all public and private schools across the province from April 6 for the next fifteen days.”

“However, the schools would be able to continue delivering online classes, or keep the students engaged through homework and other means,” the provincial minister tweeted. Earlier on Saturday, Saeed Ghani chaired a meeting of a steering committee of the Sindh Education Department to decide the fate of schools.