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With 4 new deaths, Sindh’s fatality rate edges up to 2.3% Cheif Minister

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, during his daily briefing on the covid-19 situation in the province, revealed that in the past 24 hours, 4 more persons had succumbed to the novel coronavirus in Sindh, taking the provincial death toll to 35.

After these latest fatalities, the death rate from coronavirus in the province, which is the percentage of people who tested positive for the coronavirus and later passed away, reached 2.3 %, up from 2.1%a day earlier.

Many experts are of the view that the death rate, or the case fatality rate as it is otherwise referred to is a much telling statistic to gauge the impact of the coronavirus in different regions and to guide a response strategy.

The C M said 66 news cases of the novel covid-19 were detected in the past day, while a total of 663 tests were conducted, which translates into a positive test rate of around 10%. few days ago, on April 11, 2020 the CM had sounded alarm when he revealed that 104 out of the 531 tests conducted in the province had turned out positive – a positive rate of 20% which he said was among the highest in the world.

Subsequently, orders to seal 11 union councils were issued immediately, where authorities said a high number of infected individuals were living. However, the order was later limited to only specific streets and lanes where a high incidence of cases were located.

Cheif Minister Murad Ali Shah, during his briefing today, said a total of 14,503 tests had been conducted by Sindh so far, while the total number of positive cases as of today stood at 1,518.

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