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COVID-19 claims 29 more lives, infects 543 others

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 29 more patients of COVID-19 died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,033 and 543 new cases emerged when 9,018 tests were conducted.

In a statement issued here from CM House, he said that 29 more patients of Coronavirus lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,033 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr Shah said that 9,018 samples were tested against which 543 cases were detected that constituted 6 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,745,153 tests have been conducted which diagnosed 248,269 cases, of them 91 percent or 225,297 patients have recovered, including 314 overnight. The CM said that currently 18,939 patients were under treatment, of them 18,160 were in home isolation, 15 at isolation centers and 764 at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 699 patients was stated to be critical, including 71 shifted to ventilators. Out of 543 new cases, 350 have been detected from Karachi, of them 161 from East, 132 South, 25 Malir, 22 Central, Korangi and West 5 each. Hyderabad has 42, Tando Muhammad Khan 39, Khairpur 20, Umerkot 16, Ghotki 14, Jacobabad 12, Tando Allahyar 11, Mirpurkhas 8, Sukkur 2, Jamshoro and Sujawal 1 each.

The chief minister urged people of the province to follow the SOPs.

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