Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sindh reports 724 new Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths in a day

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KARACHI: As many as 15 more patients of coronavirus died in the Sindh province, lifting the death toll to 7,350, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in a statement on Sunday.

CM Murad Ali Shah said that 321 more patients recovered from the virus, taking the total count to 425,941.

Out of the total number of infections today, 250 cases were reported in Karachi including 75 in South district, 63 in East, 42 in Korangi, 37 in Central, 17 in West and 16 in Malir.

The novel coronavirus claimed 42 more lives in Pakistan during the previous 24 hours, raising the nationwide death toll to 27,566.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), as many as 1,780 new infections were reported after 44,712 samples were tested during the last 24 hours, showing a national positivity rate of 3.98 per cent.

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The country’s tally of confirmed cases surged to 1,238,668 after 1,780 new cases surfaced.

The number of Covid patients in the country stands at 50,690, while 4,267 patients were in critical care at hospitals across the country.

It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan received ten million more doses of two Chinese vaccines earlier this week.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said three million doses of Sinovac vaccine and seven million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Pakistan on September 19-21.

The jabs were handed over to the Ministry of National Health Services for onward distribution among the provinces.

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