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Coronavirus cases could peak in month of May: Dr Azra Pechuho

Coronavirus cases could peak in month of May: Dr Azra Pechuho
April 22, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – Sindh Minister for Health Azra Fazal Pechuho on Wednesday said that the coronavirus cases in the country could peak in the month of May. The minister said that social distancing was incumbent in the coming days and any lapse in vigilance could be detrimental. She also said that there were strong indicators that coronavirus cases will spike significantly in the coming months. Azra Fazal Pechuho stated that if the lockdown was relaxed then the coronavirus situation would see a manifold increase. Pechuho said that the province was likely to increase its field hospital beds to 11,000 taking a proactive approach. “Coronavirus cases in the province are 10% of the population while the ratio of those that succumbed to the pathogen stands at 2.2%,” she added.
Sindh records highest coronavirus cases in a day
In a video statement, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that Sindh recorded 320 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, which is the highest number of infections in the province so far. With three more deaths, the record number of 320 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 were reported across the Sindh during the last 24 hours, taking the tally in the province to 3373. He said that provincial govt conducted 2097 tests of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, out of which 320 comes positive. “In the last 24 hours, three more people have died from COVID-19 in Sindh,” he further said, adding that the death toll in the province stands at 69.