COVID on ‘alarming’ rise as Sindh records highest single-day cases

Sindh on Tuesday conducted 9,100 tests out of which 2,487 were positive—the highest single-day cases reported by the province. The provincial tally now stands at 43,790.

With 42 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the death toll has now risen to 731. 493 patients are said to be critical in the province while 77 are said to be on ventilators.

According to the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s briefing, 20,478 people have self-quarantined at home while others are being treated at quarantine centres.

 “The province has boosted its testing capacity, with 9,100 samples being tested between Tuesday and Wednesday, resulting in 2,487 more cases – 27.3 of the tested samples and the highest ratio of single-day positive cases against tested samples recorded so far,” he said, adding that collective efforts were required to control the spiralling tally.