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Sindh witnesses alarming surge in COVID-19 positivity rate

Murtaza Wahab urges caution as COVID-19 positivity rate goes above 7% in Sindh


Sindh has witnessed a huge spike in positivity rate in COVID-19 as it jumps over seven percent in the province, Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said on Saturday.

He has urged people to cooperate with the authorities in following coronavirus precautionary measures and said, He said during the first wave of pandemic, the rate was 2.5 pc and it remained stable as masses were following SOPs strictly. 

Murtaza Wahab has called for assuring a balance between business and precautionary measures to fight the virus.

A day earlier, Sindh reported reported 822 new cases of COVID-19, raising the provincial tally to 153,874.

The daily statement issued from the Chief Minister House on Friday confirmed four more deaths due to the virus, taking the overall fatality toll to 2,722.

According to the statement, a total of 10,614 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, against which 822 cases were detected, which returned a positivity rate of 7.7 percent.

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