KARACHI – As many as five more patients of coronavirus died in Sindh overnight, lifting the death toll to 4,629 and 1,029 new cases emerged when 14,716 tests were conducted.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Wednesday. He informed that five more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,629 that constituted 1.7 percent death rate. Shah said that 14,716 samples were tested which detected 1,029 cases that constituted 7 percent current detection rate.
The chief minister added that so far 3,607,361 tests had been conducted against which 281,384 cases were diagnosed, of them 93.7 percent or 263,773 patients had recovered, including 508 overnight.
The CM said that currently, 12,982 patients were under treatment, of them 12,395 were in home isolation, seven at isolation centres and 580 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 555 patients was stated to be critical, including 50 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 1,029 new cases, 492 have been detected from Karachi, including 264 from East, 95 from South, Central and Korangi 47 each, 20 from Malir and 19 from West. Hyderabad has 221, Sukkur 71, Matiari 36, Shikarpur 30, Shaheed Benazirabad 19, Larkana and Sujawal 18 each, Thatta 17, Khairpur 15, Tando Muhammad Khan 14, Ghotki 13, Tando Allahyar 11, Badin and Umerkot eight each, Jamshoro seven, Dadu four, Jacobabad and Mirpurkhas three each, Sanghar two, Kamber one.