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Thursday Jun 04 2020
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Sindh's recovery rate for coronavirus patients goes past 50%

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Men walk with face masks as a preventive measure, after Pakistan confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus, along a sidewalk in Karachi, Pakistan February 28, 2020. — Reuters/Akhtar Soomro

KARACHI: Sindh's recovery rate for coronavirus patients hit 50.1% on Thursday after 764 patients recovered and "returned to their normal life", a statement by the Chief Minister House said.

According to the statement, the number of patients recovered so far has reached to 16,782.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, in the statement, said that the province recorded 20 more deaths and 1,667 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 575 and overall cases to 34,577.

He said that the provincial mortality rate stood at 1.7%, while "366 patients are in critical condition, of which 66 have been put on ventilators".

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At least "16,179 patients [are] under treatment, of them 14,910 [are] in home isolation, 99 at isolation centers, and 1,170 [are in] different hospitals," Shah said.

Karachi records 1,311 infections

Meanwhile, talking about the new infections in Karachi he said that from the 1,311 new cases, 312 were detected in district East, 271 in Korangi, 257 in South, 241 in West, 143 in Central, and 87 in Malir.

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The provincial chief providing details of the cases in other cities of the province said that Hyderabad has recorded 42 cases in the past 24 hours, Ghotki 38, Kashmore 32, Khairpur 25, Sukkur 24, Larkana 22, Shaheed Benazirabad 21, Dadu and Sujawal 11 cases each, Shikarpur 10, Badin eight, Jamshoro seven, Sanghar five, Jacobabad, Kambar, Umerkot, and Tando Mohammad Khan have three cases each, and Thatta, Mirpurkhas, and Matiari have recorded one case each.

CM Shah urged "people of Sindh to be careful and adopt precautionary measures to defeat the pandemic," the statement added.