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Sindh: COVID positivity rate stands at 7.8% with more 22 deaths


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

25th Dec, 2020. 09:23 pm
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Amidst the sharp rise in Coronavirus’s second wave across the country, Sindh has so far registered 22 more deaths in the last 24 hours, lifting the death toll to 3,462 in the province.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has on Friday stated that the province had recorded 915 new coronavirus infections, which had increased the province’s overall cases to 209,429.

He also highlighted that in the last 24 hours, 11,692 tests were conducted against which 915 cases were registered — taking the positivity rate to 7.8%.

So far, 186,353 patients had recovered from the virus, CM Sindh said.

The chief minister said that the condition of 696 patients was stated to be critical, while 73 were on ventilators.

Karachi registers more than 80% cases

Murad Ali Shah said that Karachi has recorded 772 cases of the total 915 infections registered in the province.

342 cases had been registered in District East, 162 Central, 115 South, 95 Korangi, 37 Malir, and 21 West, he further added.

Caes from other cities

Hyderabad recorded 39 cases, Kambar 17, Badin 10, Khairpur, Larkana, and Shaheed Benazirabad nine each, Ghotki eight, Sujawal six, Matiari, Umerkot and Tando Mohammad Khan four each, Naushehroferoze, Sukkur, Tando Allahyar and Thatta two each, Tharparkar and Shikarpur one each.

Earlier in November, the federal government had announced that educational institutes will remain closed from November 26 to January 10.

Furthermore, all provinces have banned indoor dining and limited timings for markets, shops, and shopping malls. Many areas in the country have been placed under smart lockdowns.

Overall COVID siatuation across Pakistan

The novel coronavirus has claimed 85 lives in the past 24 hours bringing the national death tally to 9,753.

According to the national COVID-19 portal, 2,152 infections were reported in a single day and 1,824 recoveries during this period.

The national caseload now stands at 467,222 with 418,958 recoveries. The active cases toll is 38, 511.

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