COVID-19 claims 18 more patients, infects 676 others in Sindh

KARACHI: As many as 18 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,177 and 676 new cases emerged when 13,870 tests were conducted.

This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Monday. He added that 18 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,177 that constituted a 1.6 percent death rate.

Shah said that 13,870 samples were tested which detected 676 cases that constituted a 4.9 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 5,765,215 tests have been conducted against which 445,530 cases were diagnosed, of the 88.3 percent or 393,393 patients have recovered, including 4912 overnight.

The Chief Minister said that currently, 44,960 patients were under treatment, of the 44,228 were in home isolation, 35 were at isolation centers, and 697 were at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 615 patients was stated to be critical, including 48 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 676 new cases, 164 have been detected from Karachi, including 75 from East, 28 South, 23 Korangi, 22 Central, 13 Malir, and 3 West.

Hyderabad has 101, Matiari 46, Badin and Sanghar 31 each, Nausheroferoze 27, Kamber 25, Tharparkar 24, Thatta 23, Mirpurkhas 21, Tando Muhammad Khan 20, Dadu and Shaheed Benazirabad 19 each, Ghotki and Tando Allahyar 18 each, Sukkur 17, Larkana 14, Shikarpur 13, Jacobabad 11, Umerkot 9, Khairpur 3, Jamshoro and Kashmore 1 each.

Murad Ali Shah urged people to abide by the SOPs issued by the government. TF Report

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