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Sindh reports 1,713 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths

CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah has expressed concern over inadequate testing in the country.

new COVID-19 cases and 48 deathsCM Sindh Murad Ali Shah has expressed concern over inadequate testing in the country - OyeYeah News
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Sindh has reported 1,713 coronavirus new cases and 48 deaths in the province during the past 24 hours.

In a statement, the chief minister on Sunday said that the provincial COVID-19 positive cases tally has risen to 105,533 while the death toll has surged to 1,795.

“Another 1,519 patients also recovered during the past 24 hours, taking the total to 60,958,” he added.

In a press conference in Karachi, CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah has expressed concern over inadequate testing in the country.

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CM Shah said that the federal government had said two months ago that testing capacity would be increased to 50,000 per day but it was still around 24,000 daily tests.

He further pointed out that Sindh has been conducting double the number of tests of any province since the pandemic began.

“I have data till July 11, according to which we are conducting 11,790 tests per million. Punjab is doing 5,359 tests, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is doing 4,898 and Balochistan is conducting 4,316 tests per million.”

He further added that he was not satisfied with the testing in Sindh and that the provincial health department was working on increasing capacity.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.