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Virus tally: Sindh nears 5,000 Covid-19 cases

CM Murad says positive cases emerging from Karachi to Kashmore to Thar, which is not a good sign

​ Our Correspondent April 28, 2020
KARACHI: Briefing the Sindh cabinet about the current situation in the province with regard to the pandemic, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah stated that the virus was spreading throughout the province, adding that 341 more cases had emerged in the previous 24 hours, pushing the provincial tally close to 5,000.

“Positive cases are emerging from Karachi to Kashmore, from Karachi to Thar, which is not a good sign,” he said, during a cabinet meeting on Monday.

The CM said that 2,733 tests had been carried out on the day, out of which 12.6 per cent had been positive. So far, a total of 43,949 tests have been conducted in Sindh, with 4,956 cases being diagnosed.

Meanwhile, four more patients lost their lives, bringing the Covid-19 death toll in Sindh to 85, he said, adding that 24 other patients were in critical condition and 16 on the ventilator.

Out of the cases reported on Monday, 269 belonged to Karachi, the CM revealed, claiming that the residents of katchi abadis (slums) in the city were not observing social distancing. Meanwhile, 23 cases surfaced in Khairpur, 12 each in Larkana and Hyderabad, eight in Ghotki, four in Sukkur, three in Dadi, two in Matiari and one each in Jacobabad and Umerkot.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2020.

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