Health & Fitness

COVID-19 claims 21 more lives in Sindh , infects 605 others

By: Adeel Alvi
KARACHI: : As many as 21 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,087 and 605 new cases emerged when 12,570 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday. He added that 21 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,087 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Shah said that 12,570 samples were tested which detected 605 cases that constituted 4.8 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,791,344 tests have been conducted against which 250,647 cases were diagnosed, of them 91 percent or 227,148 patients have recovered, including 396 overnight. The CM said that currently 19,412 patients were under treatment, of them 18,781 were in home isolation, 15 at isolation centers and 616 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 616 patients was stated to be critical, including 71 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 605 new cases, 341 have been detected from Karachi, including 152 from East, 82 South, 41 Central, 27 Korangi, 20 Malir and 19 West. Hyderabad has 88, Umerkot 23, Badin 15, Jacobabad and Sanghar 12 each, Shikarpur and Sujawal ten each, Mirpurkhas nine, Larkana and Thatta seven each, Nausheroferoze and Jamshoro six each, Qamber five, Ghotki, Khairpur and Shaheed Benazirabad four each, Tando Allahyar three. The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs..

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