COVID-19 claims one more patient, infects 279 others in Sindh

KARACHI: As many as one more patient of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,620 and 279 new cases emerged when 15,995 tests were conducted.

This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Friday. He added that one more patient of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,620 that constituting a 1.6 percent death rate.

Mr. Shah said that 15,995 samples were tested which detected 279 cases that constituted a 1.7 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 6,702,890 tests have been conducted against which 474,029 cases were diagnosed, of the 97 percent or 460,178 patients have recovered, including 42 overnight.

The CM said that currently, 6,231 patients were under treatment, of them 6,015 were in home isolation, 14 at isolation centers, and 202 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 197 patients was stated to be critical, including 16 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 279 new cases, 55 have been detected from Karachi, including 26 from East, 12 Central, nine South, six Korangi, and Malir two. Hyderabad 27, Sujawal 21, Shaheed Benazirabad 18, Tando Allahyar 17, Jamshoro 16, Sanghar 15, NausheroFeroze and Matiari 14 each, Tharparkar, Thatta and Dadu 12 each, Badin 11, Larkana, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot nine each and Tando Muhammad Khan eight.

Vaccination: Sharing vaccination data the CM said that 23,783,097 vaccinations have been administered up to November 24th, and added during the last 24 hours 80,774 vaccines were inoculated – in total 23,863,871 vaccines have administered which constituted 44.40 percent of the vaccine eligible population. The chief minister urged the people of the province to follow SOPs. TF Report

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