Thursday, December 8

310 new coronavirus cases emerge in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 310 new coronavirus cases emerged in Sindh overnight when 9,019 samples were tested.

In a statement issued here from the CM House on Sunday, Shah said that fortunately, no death stemming from COVID-19 was reported overnight. Till Saturday morning, they had 2598 deaths, he added.

Shah said that 9,019 samples were tested against which 310 new virus cases emerged that constituted 3.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far, 1,590,779 tests had been conducted all over Sindh which detected 143,836 cases, of them 95 percent or 136,654 had recovered, including 136 overnight.

The CM said that currently, 4,584 patients were under treatment, of them 4,328 were in home isolation, four at isolation centers and 255 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 167 patients was stated to be critical, including 31 shifted to ventilators.

According to Shah, out of 310 new cases, 225 had been detected from Karachi, of them 76 belong to East, 65 South, 35 Korangi, 29 Central, 14 Malir and six West. Shaheed Benazirabad and Hyderabad have eight cases each, Qambar, Matiari and Sukkur five each, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar and Dadu three each, Badin, Jamshoro, Larkana and Thatta two each and Sanghar one.