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Sindh reports 286 COVID-19 cases, two deaths  

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed two more lives and infected at least 286 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh province.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued from CM House today said two more patients of COVID19 died overnight lifting the death toll to 2583 that constituted a 1.8 percent death rate.

He said that 8182 samples were tested against which 286 new cases of coronavirus emerged that constituted a 3.5 percent current detection rate.

The CM that so far 1,540,247 tests have been conducted which 142,134 cases were detected all over Sindh, of the 95 percent or 135,296 patients have recovered, including 471 overnight.

Shah said that currently, 4,255 patients were under treatment, of the 4014 in isolation, five at isolation centers and 236 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 169 patients was stated to be critical, including 22 shifted to ventilators.

According to the CM Sindh, out of 286 cases, 200 have been detected from Karachi. They include 62 from East, 49 South, 47 Korangi, 26 Malir, 12 Central and four West.

Hyderabad has 27 cases, Badin and Kashmore eight each, Larkana six, Kambar four, Matiari three, Shaheed Benazirabad and Sukkur two each, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Sujawal one each.

The chief minister urged people of the province to wear masks, keep washing hands and avoid handshake, to contain COVID19.

At least five more people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus, taking the death toll to 6,659 on Monday.

According to the National Command and Operations Center, 433 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 323,452. In Pakistan, 9,384 patients of coronavirus are undergoing treatment, and 37,409 have recovered.

The coronavirus has killed 2,298 people in Punjab and 2,581 in Sindh. The death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has risen to 1,265, 195 in Islamabad, 148 in Balochistan, 90 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 82 in Azad Kashmir.

The number of coronavirus cases in Islamabad has reached 18,069. 101,652 cases have been reported in Punjab, 141,841 in Sindh, 38,645 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,688 in Balochistan, 4,059 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 3,498 in Azad Kashmir.



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