KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the coronavirus has claimed 12 more lives lifting the death toll to 2,897 and 1,423 new cases emerged after 12,226 samples were tested.
In a statement issued from CM House, 12 more patients died overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,897 that constituted a 1.8 per cent death rate. Murad Ali Shah said that 12,226 samples were tested, which diagnosed 1423 cases that came to an 11.6 per cent current detection rate, which was dangerous.
He added that so far, 1,952,783 tests had been conducted against which 170,206 cases had been diagnosed, of which 88 per cent or 149,115 patients have recovered, including 802 overnight.
The CM said that 18,194 patients were currently under treatment; of them, 17,422 were in home isolation, 13 at isolation centres, and 759 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 685 patients was stated to be critical, including 50 shifted to ventilators.
Mr Shah said that out of 1,423 new cases, 1,157 had been detected from Karachi, including 410 from East, 389 from South, 148 from Central, 131 from Malir, 40 from Korangi, and 39 from West.
He added that Hyderabad has 68 cases, Badin 37, Tando Allahyar 19, Shaheed Benazirabad 14, Umerkot nine, Thatta eight, Naushehroferoze seven, Sukkur six, Jamshoro five, Khairpur and Dadu four each, Larkana and Ghotki three each, Tando Mohammad Khan two, and Jacobabad, Mirpurkhas and Sanghar one each. The Chief Minister urged the people of the province to observe SOPs strictly.