Sindh confirms under 1,400 Covid infections

Pandemic claims 20 more lives; 24% of eligible population inoculated


Our Correspondent August 10, 2021
The word "Covid-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI:

Sindh reported nearly 1,400 new coronavirus cases and 20 fatalities on Monday. As many as 1,390 persons were diagnosed with the deadly virus when 13,044 samples were tested, said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. The positivity ratio stood at 10.7 per cent.

In a statement issued on the day, the CM apprised that the provincial pandemic tally and death toll had risen to 401,773 and 6,235, respectively, with the recent cases.

Another 1,043 persons also recovered from the infection overnight, he said, bringing the number of recoveries thus far to 347,459.

Sharing further details, Shah said that roughly 24.03 per cent of the adult population in Sindh has been inoculated with 8,257,704 doses administered thus far. He did not specify, however, as to how many of these people have received their second jabs as well.

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Meanwhile, at least 48,079 persons in Sindh are currently under treatment for the coronavirus, said Shah. Of them, 46,516 were in home isolation, 1,518 at different hospitals and 45 patients at isolation centers. The condition of 1,339 patients was stated to be critical, with at least 105 shifted to ventilators.

Of the new cases, 8,70 were detected in Karachi, 180 in Hyderabad, 43 in Badin, 38 in Sanghar, 35 each in Tharparkar and Naushero Feroze, 32 in Matiari, 30 in Thatta, as many in Tando Allahyar, 20 in Sujawal, 16 in Tando Mohammad Khan, 10 in Dadu, eight in Ghotki, five in Jamshoro, four in Nawabshah and one each in Sukkur and Shikarpur.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2021.

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