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Several staff of govt colleges test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: More than 50 staff members of Sir Syed Government Girls College in Karachi have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, following the reopening of the educational institutions across Sindh on January 18.

According to sources, 130 staff members of the Sir Syed Government Girls College in Karachi were tested for the virus. Out of these, 59 people were found to be infected with the virus.

Moreover, the test results of 21 staff members of Shaheed Millat Girls College too have come out COVID-19 positive after conducting 58 tests.

Similarly, 21 members have been infected with the virus at the Government Riaz Girls College, while from Delhi College, the result of three staff members has also come out positive. According to sources the COVID-19 tests are yet to be conducted in most of the colleges in Karachi.

Meanwhile, Sindh reported 657 new cases of the coronavirus taking the provincial tally to 244,339. 12 more people lost their lives due to the virus, taking the death toll to 3,969.

According to the National Command and Operations Center, the rate of positive cases of coronavirus in Karachi is 10.68 percent. The overall positive case rate in Islamabad is 1.18 percent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5.25 percent, Punjab 5.97 percent, and Sindh overall 10.23 percent. In Azad Kashmir, the positive cases of coronavirus are 5.97 percent, in Balochistan 3.52 percent, and in Gilgit-Baltistan 0.56 percent