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Tuesday May 12 2020

Women comprise at least 10% of coronavirus cases in each Sindh district

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KARACHI: Women comprise at least 10% of the total coronavirus cases in each of Sindh's districts, data released Tuesday by the provincial health department showed.

According to the Sindh Health Department report, Karachi is the worst-hit region, where 27% of the total cases were women.

The ratio in Larkana is 25%, which has around 300 cases of COVID-19, 23% in Sukkur, 20% in Hyderabad, and 15% in Shaheed Benazirabad, while the lowest ratio — at 12% — was reported in Mirpurkhas.

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The provincial health department's statistics also revealed that the highest number of coronavirus cases in women were from the 20-39 age group.

So far, more than 130 women are either being treated at different health facilities across Sindh or in self-quarantine at their homes. Pakistan has reported more than 32,600 cases of the deadly virus, of which over 12,600 were in the southern province.

More than 720 deaths have been reported across the country to date.