COVID-19 claims 19 more lives across Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 had hit new highs in Sindh by claiming 19 more lives overnight in Sindh province, lifting the death toll to 2,799 while 1,276 new cases emerged when 12,975 samples were tested.

In a statement issued here from CM House Friday, he said that 19 more patients lost their lives lifting the death toll to 2,799 that constituted 1.8 percent.

Shah said that 12975 samples were tested which diagnosed 1276 cases that constituted 10 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 1,872,262 tests have been conducted against which 161,028 cases were detected, of them 90 percent or 145,143 patients have recovered, including 827 overnight.

The CM said that currently 13,086 patients were under treatment, including 12,537 in home isolation, nine at isolation centers and 544 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 446 patients was stated to be critical, including 48 shifted to ventilators. - PPI