A total of 578 inmates have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in jails across Sindh, according to a report of the Prisons Department. The highest number of cases have been reported in Karachi.
The number of active number includes 560 in Karachi, three in Thatta, one in Matiari and one in Tando Muhammad Khan. Eight prisoners tested positive in Hyderabad but they have recovered now.
The Justice Project Pakistan, on the other hand, placed the number to be around 452 prisoners in Sindh.
Personnel in prisons have also tested positive for the virus. These people have been quarantined at multiple wards in hospitals across the province.
So far, two prisoners have lost their lives due to the virus. One of them was admitted at the Lyari General Hospital and the other hailed from Malir.
On the other hand, 12 prisoners have defeated the virus and have been released from isolation, according to the prison officials.