Karachi – Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah said that eight more patients died bringing the death toll to 2,864 and 1,348 new cases emerged when 12,159 samples were tested bringing the number to 167,381. This was disclosed by Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Wednesday. He added that eight more patients died overnight bringing the death toll to 2,864 which is a mortality rate of 1.8 percent. Mr Shah said that 12,159 samples were tested which diagnosed 1,348 new cases which is the current 11 percent detection rate. He added that so far 1,929,972 tests had been carried out on 167,381 detected cases, 88 percent or 147,564 patients had recovered, including 607 overnight. According to Murad Ali Shah, currently 16,953 patients are being treated, 16,226 of whom are in isolation homes, 13 in isolation centers and 714 in different hospitals. The condition of 614 patients was declared critical, including 58 who switched to a ventilator. The CM said of 1,348 new cases, 933 had been detected from Karachi, including 343 from the South, 338 from the East, 92 from the Center, 83 from Malir, 52 from Korangi and 25 from the West. He added that Hyderabad has 106 cases, Badin 73, Jamshoro 31, Shaheed Benazirabad 26, Sanghar 21, Matiari 16, Umerkot 13, Sujawal nine, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur eight each, Naushehroferoze seven, Ghotki six, Khairpur and Thatta three each- respectively, Dadu and Tando Mohammad Khan two each. CM urged the provincial community to follow the SOP.
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