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Another 29 die of coronavirus in Sindh

  • June 03, 2020

Sindh reported 29 deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday with 1,824 new cases emerging across the province, according to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

He said provincial authorities tested the highest 7,547
samples over the past 24 hours. Of these 1,824 new cases, 1,284 were reported
in Karachi.

Hyderabad reported 73 new cases, Ghotki 36, Shikarpur 24, Jasmhoro
and Kashmore 13 each, Qambar-Shahdadkot 10, Khairpur and Dadu nine each,
Mirpurkhas and Sujawal eight each, Jacobabad seven, Nawabshah and Badin four
each and Sanghar reported three cases.

The situation indicates local transmission all over the
province, according to the chief minister.

The government has so far tested 200,093 samples which detected
32,910 cases, he said in his statement. This constitutes 16.5% of the total
individuals tested for the virus.

CM Shah said the death toll from the virus jumped to 555
after 29 more people died in the province. It constitutes 1.6% of the total patients.

Currently, there are 16,333 patients under treatment, he
said. Of them, 15,070 are in home isolation, 111 in isolation centers and 1,152
in different hospitals.

“Our 367 patients are in critical condition,” the
chief minister said. “Of them, 56 have been put on ventilators.”

He said people would have to be more cautious after the
easing of lockdown restrictions and resumption of public transport.

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