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COVID claims 17 more lives

KARACHI – As many as 17 more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 5,273 and 616 new cases emerged when 13,992 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Tuesday. He added that 17 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 5,273 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.

Shah said that 13,992 samples were tested which detected 616 cases that constituted 4.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 4,312,457 tests have been conducted against which 329,262 cases were diagnosed, of them 91.4  percent or 300,864 patients have recovered, including 775 overnight.

The CM said that currently 23,125 patients were under treatment, of them 22,436 were in home isolation, 25 at isolation centres and 664 at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 609 patients was stated to be critical, including 49 shifted to ventilators.



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