Karachi tops as 291 COVID-19 cases reported from Sindh

Karachi tops as 291 COVID-19 cases reported from Sindh


Karachi: On Sunday, 19 cases of COVID-19 continued to emerge from Karachi, one of the country’s main virus hotspots. Of the 291 cases reported in Sindh, 219 cases popped up from the port city.

Giving a routine update on COVID-19 cases in the province, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the province has reported 291 cases during the past 24 hours. “Overall 10,819 tests were performed during the past 24 hours,” he said adding that one patient died from the virus.

Meanwhile, nearly 3,500 cops have been infected with COVID-19 in the Sindh province.

“3,409 cops were infected with COVID-19 in the province of which 3,366 have so far recovered,” the Sindh police spokesman said adding that 19 cops lost their lives from the virus during the service.

He further stated that currently 24 police officers and officials in the province are being treated for COVID-19.

Pakistan reported 6 more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the fatal disease to 6,513.

According to data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), as many as 33,725 samples were tested during this period, of which 632 were positive.

In addition to the new cases, the number of Covid-19 cases nationwide has reached 314,616. There are 9,135 active Covid-19 cases because 298,968 patients have recovered from the infection.

More than 3.6 million tests have been conducted in the country. 513 of the patients under treatment at various hospitals across the country are said to be in critical condition.

So far, Sindh has reported 138,050 cases of the coronavirus, Punjab 99,812, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 37,973, Balochistan 15,371, Islamabad 16,766, Gilgit Baltistan 3,828, and Azad Jammu and Kahsmir 2,816.

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