Karachi coronavirus update: District south reports highest number of cases throughout the city

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KARACHI : Karachi reported 289 new coronavirus cases on Monday out of the total 443 infections registered in Sindh, the province’s chief minister Murad Ali Shah said.

Coronavirus cases in Karachi saw a decline as compared to Sunday’s tally when 367 new infections were reported in the city out of the 480 reported throughout Sindh.

Among the new cases, 90 were reported from Karachi’s South District, 83 East, 48 Central, 40 Malir, 18 Korangi, and 10 from West, the chief minister said.

Moreover, the total number of cases in Sindh have reached 146,774 after 443 new infections were reported from across the province, with a death toll of 2,633 following two more COVID-19 patients succumbing to the disease.

The chief minister said that 95% of the patients — 138,974 — had recovered from. As many as 195 patients of the virus recovered overnight from the infection.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad reported 39 new cases, Tando Mohammad Khan 18, Shikarpur 12, Khairpur 10, Dadu eight, Ghotki seven, Jamshoro and Sanghar six each, Thatta five, Shaheed Benazirabad four, Matiari three, Badin two, Kashmore, Mirpurkhas, Naushehroferoze, Sujawal and Umerkot one each.

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The premier will be briefed by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on the coronavirus situation.