COVID-19 claims 48 more lives in Sindh: Murad.


KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Thursday that the coronavirus had claimed 48 more lives, lifting the virus disease death toll to 964 while 2,286 new cases were detected, raising the cases tally to 62,269 across Sindh.

In a statement issued from the CM House, the chief minister said that last 24 hours [between Wednesday and Thursday] proved to be the worst in terms of deaths stemming from the virus when 48 people lost their lives. 'It has hurt me so much because the number of deaths is the highest in a day so far,' he said and added the virus disease death toll had reached 964 which constituted 1.55 percent.

He said that the government had ramped up testing capacity from 80 per day to 11,000. 'Overnight 11,044 tests were conducted against which 2286 new cases were detected,' he said and added the number of new cases were on the rise all over Sindh.

Shah said that so far 340,487 tests had been conducted which produced 62,269 cases that constituted 18 percent positive result. 'This is one of the highest ratios and need to be controlled strictly,' he said.

According to the CM, 1,341 more patients recovered and the number of...

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