Sindh reported over 1,000 coronavirus infections and four more fatalities on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister's House, 1,038 fresh infections emerged when 16,023 samples were tested for the contagion, indicating a positivity rate of 6.4 per cent.
The provincial Covid tally and death toll rose to 288,680 and 4,691, respectively, with the recent figures, said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
Another 331 persons also recovered from the infection overnight bringing the total number of recoveries thus far to 266,719, he added.
As many as 17,270 persons across Sindh are under treatment for the contagion, he said. Of these, 16,627 are in home isolation and 643 are admitted at different hospitals, where the condition of 616 patients is stated to be critical, including at least 55 shifted to ventilators.
Of the 1,038 new infections, 526 emerged in Karachi. The highest number of cases in the metropolis was detected in East district, which reported 275 Covid cases.
The South district reported 108 new cases, Central reported 84, Malir 27, West 20 and Korangi district reported 12 fresh infections.
Meanwhile, 181 new cases were detected in Hyderabad, 70 in Sujawal, 38 in Shaheed Benazirabad, 36 in Tando Muhammad Khan, 26 in Tando Allahyar, 21 in Badin, 20 in Kambar Shahdadkot, 17 in Larkana, 16 in Sukkur, 14 in Ghotki, 13 in Umerkot, 12 in Mirpurkhas, four in Jacobabad, three in Sanghar, as many in Khairpur, two each in Dadu and Shikarpur and one each in Jamshoro, Matiari, Naushero Feroze and Kashmore.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2021.
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