KARACHI: Sindh continues to witness a rise in COVID-19 cases as 14 deaths and 1,389 new infections, mostly from Karachi, emerged in the province on Saturday.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the COVID-19 positive cases were reported after they performed 9,072 tests in the province during the past 24 hours. “We have so far performed 1,961,855 tests in the province so far,” the chief minister added.
He said a total of 14 patients lost their battle against COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 2,911 in the province. Murad Ali Shah further said that as many as 150,765 people have recovered from the deadly virus in the province so far including 1,650 overnight.
Meanwhile, 3,045 fresh Covid-19 infections and 45 deaths were reported across Pakistan, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
NCOC said 337,553 coronavirus patients have recovered and 46,861 are undergoing treatment. The number of coronavirus cases in Islamabad is 29,427, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 46,604, in Punjab 117,898, in Balochistan 17,046, in Azad Kashmir 6,556 and in Gilgit-Baltistan 4,619 people have been infected with the coronavirus.
The highest number of deaths due to coronavirus is in Punjab where 2,960 people have lost their lives. 2,897 people have lost their lives in Sindh, 1,355 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 307 in Islamabad, 97 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 165 in Balochistan, and 161 in Azad Kashmir.