Sindh’s Covid tally surpasses 1,000 for fourth consecutive day

Coronavirus claims another 12 lives; over 350 fresh recoveries reported


Our Correspondent May 01, 2021

KARACHI:

Sindh reported 1,115 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, with the virus claiming 12 more lives in the province, according to a statement issued by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on the day. This was the highest single-day tally reported in the province since January 29, 2021 and marked the fourth straight day that the province saw over 1,000 new Covid-19 cases.

A sudden surge had been observed in Sindh's singleday tally around two weeks ago, when the number of cases being reported every day increased by hundreds, eventually surpassing the 1,000 mark on Tuesday. According to the statement issued by the CM, the new cases on Friday were detected against 14,783 tests, constituting a positivity of 7.5 per cent and raising the province's cumulative infection tally to 283,559. Meanwhile, 12 more coronavirus-related fatalities lifted the death toll to 4,645.

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Of the new cases, 415 were detected in Karachi, 273 in Hyderabad, 64 in Ghotki, 45 each in Matiari and Shaheed Benazirabad, 37 in Larkana, 29 in Tando Muhammad Khan, 28 in Sujawal, 22 in Jacobabad, 21 each on Badin, Thatta and Shikarpur, 20 in Umerkot, 16 in Khairpur, 15 in Qambar-Shahdadkot and as many in Sukkur, 14 in Mirpurkhas, three in Kashmore-Kandhkot, two each in Jamshoro, Naushero Feroze, Sanghar and Tando Allahyar and one in Dadu. Besides, the CM said, 362 more Covid-19 patients had recuperated, following which the number of total recoveries in the province added up to 264,414.

As many as 14,500 infected persons were under treatment in Sindh as of Friday, he said, adding that 13,888 of them were in home isolation, seven in isolation centres and 605 in hospitals. He said the condition of 568 patients was critical and 43 of them were on ventilator.

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