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COVID-19 claims 19 more lives in Sindh

Raising the death toll of the novel coronavirus in the province to 5,183, over 19 citizens died in Sindh during the past 24 hours.

The Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah in a daily statement on the coronavirus situation said that 628 new Covid-19 cases emerged in Sindh when 13,972 tests were conducted during the past 24 hours.

The CM  said that 296,821 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 574 during the past 24 hours.

He said that of the 628 new cases in the province, 317 were detected from Karachi.

The number of COVID-19 cases is on the decline with every passing day as the positivity rate in Pakistan has dropped to 2.54 per cent during the past 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 77 more people lost their lives. The overall death toll has surged to 21,453, while 1,118 new infections surfaced when 43,900 samples were tested during this period.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 climbed to 935,013 after 1,383 people tested positive for the virus. The number of active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 44,987. 3,196 patients are in critical care in various hospitals across the country.

It is pertinent to be stated here that 2,244 more people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the number of recovered patients to 869,691.

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