KARACHI – As many as 3 more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,559 and 730 new cases emerged when 11,341 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Tuesday. He added that 3 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,559 that constituted 1.7 percent death rate. He said that 11,341 samples were tested which detected 730 cases that constituted 6.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 3,498,957 tests have been conducted against which 274,195 cases were diagnosed, of them 95.2 percent or 261,052 patients have recovered, including 373 overnight. The CM said that currently 8,584 patients were under treatment, of them 8,159 were in home isolation, 9 at isolation centres and 416 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 382 patients was stated to be critical, including 45 shifted to ventilators.
226 healthcare professionals lose lives in fight against COVID-19
As many as 226 healthcare professionals have lost their lives due to coronavirus across Pakistan so far out of which 195 were doctors and 31 other medical staff. According to the statistics shared by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA-Centre) with media, COVID-19 has claimed lives of 73 doctors in Punjab, 63 in Sindh, 49 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), six in Balochistan, three in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) and one in Gilgit–Baltistan (GB), respectively. In Sindh, a total of 69 healthcare workers died due to COVID-19 in Sindh province so far out of which 63 were doctors and six others were medical staff.
The statistics said that 12 staff nurses, nine paramedical staff, three dispensers, one pharmacist and five other medical support staff died of COVID-19 so far in the country.