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Three Deputy Secretaries Sindh test positive for coronavirus

KARACHI: Secretariat of Sindh on Sunday revealed that 10 of their regular staff members along with three deputy secretaries have contracted coronavirus, ARY News reported.

According to details, three deputy secretaries including deputy secretary services Adeel and seven others have tested positive for coronavirus.

Deputy secretary education Khalid Haider had tested positive for the pathogen prior to the new cases and is currently observing quarantined isolation.

Secretary works and services Imran Atta Soomro also tested positive for COVID-19, meanwhile, secretary local bodies Roshan Sheikh has been observing self-isolation for the past 14 days.

Earlier in the day, Sindh reported 2,287 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours after 11,197 tests conducted in the province on Sunday.

Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah in a media briefing said that the total number of infections across the province has reached to 53,805 as the province conducted total 2,98,332 tests.

Shah said that 15 more patients of coronavirus died in 24 hours across the province increasing death toll from COVID-19 to 831.

The chief minister said that 27,368 patients undergoing treatment in Sindh and 573 of them were in critical condition and 80 are on ventilators.

He maintained that 1219 patients were recovered and total number of people recovered from the disease has risen to 25,606.

Murad Ali Shah said that 2,287 new coronavirus cases were detected in the past 24 hours in 11,197 tests. In Karachi 1499 fresh cases of novel coronavirus reported as the city has continued to report majority of the cases in Sindh.

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