Sindh reports its highest number of coronavirus deaths in a single day

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

29th Apr, 2020. 06:56 pm
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The Sindh Chief Minister Syed Muraad Ali Shah said that 8 people have lost their lives in 24 hours and thus the death toll has risen to 100 so far.

In his video message, he apprised the situation of COVID-19 cases in the province and said that today Sindh reported the highest number of 404 cases.

In the last 24 hours we have done 3729 tests and thus the total number of tests has increased to 51,790, CM Sindh added.

He said that 404 people were further infected in the last 24 hours after which the total number of victims in the province has reached 5,695 and this number is 10.8 per cent of the tests conducted in one day.

Muraad Ali Shah said that in the last 24 hours, 208 people have recovered from the pandemic, bringing the total number of recovered people to 1169.

He said that at present 36 people are in critical condition while 18 are on ventilator.

Referring to the number of cases in Karachi, the Sindh Chief Minister said that 332 more people were infected in the city of Quaid-e-Azam, with the highest number of 113 people in the southern district.

He said that 100 cases were reported in East District of Karachi, 39 in Central District, 37 in Korangi District, 36 in West District and 17 in Malir District.

He said that 13 people were diagnosed with the virus in Khairpur and Larkana, 14 in Sukkur, 7  in Shikarpur and 7 in Shaheed Benazirabad.

The Sindh Chief Minister said that the number of Pakistanis stranded abroad who had reached Karachi airport was 505 and all of them were tested.

He said that out of these 505, 69 are positive, 397 are negative while results of 39 are awaited. Out of these 69 infected people, 21 people are from Sindh province while the rest are from outside Sindh.

The Sindh Chief Minister said that the pandemic has spread but the best way to control it is to isolate the people and  testing them as much as possible so that they do not infect anyone else.

Murad Ali Shah also said that 2  more labs for testing COVID-19 will be functional by Monday.

He said that the 404 cases reported today and these are the highest number of cases so far, one of the reasons is that we have increased the testing and we are testing in a scientific way.

It may be recalled that Sindh province is the second most affected by coronavirus in the country and so far 5695 people have been infected and 100 deaths have been reported.


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