KARACHI: As many as 48 more people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the province over the past 24 hours, increasing the number of deaths to 1,795, Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday.
Most coronavirus patients die while being treated at health facilities in Karachi, CM added.
“On average,” he said, “two people lost their lives in an hour due to COVID-19 in Sindh over the past 24 hours. Now the number of deaths due to COVID-19 reaches 1,795 in the province, while 1,201 patients undergo treatment in various health facilities. “
CM said laboratories in all provinces tested 10,276 samples over the past 24 hours, of which 1,713 were tested positive, constituting a current 17 percent detection rate and increasing the number of cases in Sindh to 105,533.
Overnight, he added, 1,519 more patients were recovering from viral diseases, and the total number of patients recovering reached 60,958, which is a 58 percent recovery rate.
He said so far 574,767 samples had been tested against 105,533 cases that appeared, which was an overall detection rate of 18 percent.
At present, he added, 42,780 patients are in care, of whom 41,179 are in isolation, 400 are in isolation centers and 1,201 are in different hospitals. He said the condition of 743 patients was very critical, 112 of which had been transferred to the ventilator.
Murad said that of 1,713 new cases, 715 were detected from all districts in the Karachi division.
They include 325 from the South, 143
from the East, 78 from the Middle, 73 from Malir, 66 from Korangi and 30 from the Western districts.
“Khairpur has 172, Larkana 62, Shikarpur 59, Matiari 55, Mirpurkhas 46, Ghotki 41, Sanghar 35, Dadu 32, Kambar 32, TM Khan 31, Thatta 27, Jamshoro 26, Hyderabad 24, Tando Allahyar 21, Jacobabad 19, Badin 18, Kashmore 14, Umerkot 11, Shaheed Benazirababd 10, Sukkur and Naushehroferoze seven each, and Sujawal two new cases. “
The chief minister urged the Sindh community to remain safe by complying with standard operating procedures (SOP).
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