Sindh minister sounds alarm as 35 Delta variant cases confirmed

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Staff Reporter
Karachi

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho on Tuesday urged the public to strictly adhere to the coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs), with 35 cases of the highly contagious Delta variant confirmed in Karachi alone so far.

The 35 cases of the Delta variant, first detected in India, have been confirmed in Karachi since June, the Sindh health department said in a statement.

She said “severe symptoms” of the vi-rus had been ob-served in people who were confirmed to be suffering from the Delta variant.

Five members of a family in Karachi’s Lyari neighbourhood were found to have the Delta variant, the statement added.

It further said 18 cases of the Delta variant were con-firmed this month alone, while all af-fected patients were undergoing treatment.

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