Sindh reports 20 Covid-19 deaths, 498 new cases in 24 hours

TOPSHOT - A health personnel checks the body temperature of a pilgrim returning from Iran via the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan on February 29, 2020. - Health officials in Pakistan are screening hundreds of people who had recently arrived from Iran, a major new hotspot for coronavirus, after Islamabad this week confirmed its first two infections. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Karachi (HRNW) The novel coronavirus has claimed 20 more lives and infected at least 498 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh.

In a statement on the COVID-19 situation, CM Murad Ali Shah said that 20 more people died from the COVID-19 in past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 2209.

The chief minister said that 10942 samples were tested today, which detected 498 cases of COVID-19, making the total count of the infected people in the province 120,896.

Currently, 8454 patients are under treatment.

“The province currently has 399 critically ill COVID-19 patients,” the chief minister said with over 67 of them put on ventilators.

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