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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 1,468 new cases of the novel COVID-19 reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the province to 102,368.
In a statement on the COVID-19 situation, Murad Ali Shah said that 36 more people succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 1,713.
The chief minister said that 41,490 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment in the province, including 400 at isolation centers and 39,859 at their homes.
Murad Ali Shah maintained that 1,231 COVID-19 patients are admitted at the hospitals and out of the patients, 1,069 are in critical condition. The chief minister said that 113 patients are on ventilators.
Sindh CM said that 592 more COVID-19 patients recuperated today, taking the number of recovered patients to 59,165 in the province.
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said the complete lockdown was never an option as hunger hotspots are becoming a bigger concern than COVID-19.
Referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approach as far-sighted and correct, the governor noted that this is what the premier warned the country about since the start of the plague.
Hunger hotspots r now becoming bigger concern for world to watch out comparing to Covid. This is exactly what PM @ImranKhanPTI has been saying all along, I hope all the critiques can now analyse that PM’s stance was far sighted and correct. Complete lockdown was never an option. https://t.co/pOCTS2865T
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) July 10, 2020