KARACHI – Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said the coronavirus situation in the province was getting worse with the current increase in detection rates.
In a statement issued from CM House on Wednesday, Murad Ali Shah said the current detection rate had reached 6.4 percent when 11,146 tests were performed and 14 more patients lost their lives.
“We all have to change our lifestyles by making SOPs part of our daily lives, otherwise the government will have no choice but to take drastic action.” he warned. Murad Ali Shah said that 14 more patients lost their lives raising the death toll to 2,704 which is a 1.8 percent death rate.
“We had 17 deaths from the virus on November 4, 12 on November 6, and 14 on Wednesday,” he said, adding “our death rate was 1.8 percent which is not a high number but even so, we lost our value which was high. valuable. lives and we must reduce it by paying attention to the guidelines of experts, “he said.
The CM said that 11,146 tests, the highest in the country, were carried out on 720 diagnosed cases with a detection rate of 6.4 percent. “This is quite high and worrying and needs to be balanced with the cooperation of the provincial community,” he said.
He added that so far 1,760,918 tests had been carried out that detected 152,072 cases, of which 95 percent or 141,446 patients had recovered, including 449 overnight.
CM said that Karachi has a detection rate of 8.17 percent, Hyderabad is 11.81 percent and the rest is in the province 1.72 percent; therefore, the overall detection rate is at 5.35 percent, otherwise Karachi is at the top in terms of detection of COVID-19 cases.
Shah said that currently 7,922 patients were being treated, 7,562 of whom were in home isolation, five in isolation centers and 355 in different hospitals.
He added that the condition of 329 patients was declared critical, 35 of whom had been switched to ventilators.
According to information, of the 720 new cases, 522 have been detected from Karachi, including 242 from the East, 155 from the West, 54 from Korangi, 51 from the Middle, 32 from Malir and 18 from the West. Hyderabad has 49 cases, Tando Mohammad Khan 19, Sanghar 10, Matiari nine, Sukkur six, Dadu, Jacobabad and Jamshoro five each, Badin, Larkana and Shaheed Benazirabad four each, Khairpur, Naushehroferoze and Shikarpur two each, Ghotki, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Sujawal respectively.
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