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Wednesday 31st May 2023 / 9 Shawwal 1444

Sindh reports four more COVID-19 deaths, 822 new infections

KARACHI: Sindh continues to witness a rise in COVID-19 cases as four deaths and 822 new infections, mostly from Karachi, emerged in the province on Friday.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah giving daily briefing said that the provincial health authorities have reported 822 cases during the last24 hours after conducting 10,641 cases.

The chief minister further said that four more people lost their battle against the virus during the period, contrary to 322 recoveries during the same period. While sharing the figure of critically-ill COVID-19 patients he said, “As many as 37 patients are put on ventilators.”

The virus continues to spread in Karachi with 621 cases out of the aforementioned tally are from the port city, he added.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases has spiked across the country amid the second wave of COVID-19 infections raising concerns of another lockdown.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 2,304 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 more deaths were recorded across the country during the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases since the infection emerged earlier this year has surpassed the grim 350,000 milestones.

The total count of infections stands at 352,296 while 1,219 patients are in critical condition. The death reached up to 7,092 in Pakistan whereas the number of active cases of COVID-19 reached up to 23,641.

In the last 24 hours, 36,923 people were tested for the novel virus bringing the case positivity rate to 6.4%.

Out of these 2,304 people tested COVID-9 positive. So far, the country has conducted 4,847,105 tests out of which 352,296 have come out positive.


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