CM informs corona claimed 31 more lives, infected 2,430 in Sindh
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah informed on Thursday that 2,430 new cases of coronavirus were detected when 9436 tests were conducted, raising the cases tally to 89,225 while 31 more patients died, lifting the virus death toll to 1,437 across Sindh province.
In a statement issued here from CM House, the chief minister said that 9,436 samples were tested against which 2,430 new cases of coronavirus emerged constituting 26 percent detection rate. He added that so far, 471,023 tests had been conducted which diagnosed 89,225 corona positive cases all over Sindh, of them 49,926 patients had been cured, including 1,399 overnight. “The recovery rate in the province stands at 56 percent,” he said.
Shah said that 31 more patients died of the virus, lifting the death toll to 1,437 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. He added that currently, 37,893 patients of COVID-19 were under treatment, of them 36,072 are in home isolation, 243 at isolation centers and 1578 at different hospitals. He disclosed that currently, 754 patients were in critical condition, of them 101 had been shifted onto the ventilators. He prayed for their early recovery.
Giving district-wise breakup of the virus cases, the chief minister said that out of 2430 new cases, 1,177 were detected in all six districts of Karachi division. They include 389 in South, 296 East, 168 Central, 117 Korangi, 111 Malir and 96 West. He added that Hyderababd had 89 new cases, Dadu 58, Ghotki 55, Thatta 51, Shaheed Benazirabad 48, Tando Allahyar 47, Larkana 47, Naushehro Feroze 41, Sukkur 38, Khairpur 37, Tando M Khan 37, Shikarpur 35, Sujawal 30, Matiari 21, Jamshoro 19, Badin 17, Jacobabad 16, Sanghar 15, Umerkot 13, Mirpurkhas 11, Kambar and Kashmore one each.
The chief minister urged the people of Sindh to stay safe by observing social distancing like wearing masks while going out, washing hands and avoiding going into crowds. - PPI