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1103 new COVID-19 cases, including 905 in Karachi, detected in Sindh, 16 more patients died: CM tells

May 28, 2020

KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, sharing daily situation report of coronavirus, said that 1103 new coronavirus cases had been detected by testing 4101 samples across Sindh while 16 more patients died during the last 24 hours, lifting the death toll to 396.

“Emergence of 1103 cases against 4101 tests is one of the highest figures and it shows 27 percent result, therefore, we all have to ponder over as to why local spread is increasing day by day,” he said.

According to the statement issued from the CM House, the chief minister said that as far as the Sindh government had conducted 167,906 tests against which 15 percent or 25,309 cases were diagnosed.

The CM said that 16 more patients died due to coronavirus infection and now the number of patients died so far had reached 396 which constituted 1.6 percent of the total patients. He added that 287 patients were in critical condition while 39 have been put on the ventilators. “May Allah help them to recover at the earliest,” he prayed.

He said that at present, 13723 patients of coronavirus were under treatment, of them 12146 were at different hospitals, 661 at isolation centers and 916 at different hospitals. Giving good news, the CM said that 1924 patients had recovered and the number of the patients who recovered from the virus attack came to 11190.

“This is the highest figure of the cured patients which comes to 44.2 percent,” he said and added he was happy to see the recovery rate but simultaneously gloomy to witness the death of 16 more patients.

Sharing district-wise data, the chief minister said that Karachi as usual was at the top in terms of local transmission. Out of 1103 new cases, Karachi has produced 905, Shah said and added Malir had 249 cases, South 201, East 175, Central 131, Korangi 100 and West 49.

He said that Hyderabad had produced 32 new cases, Shikarpur 21, Larkana 20, Sukkur 19, Ghotki 18, Jacobabad 11, seven each in Jamshoro and Kambar-Shahdadkot, two each in Dadu and Mirpurkhas while one each in Sanghar, Nawabshah and Thatta.

The chief minister said that the number of cases were on the increase because our people had stopped following the SOPs. “The SOPs have been issued in the interest of our people and if their cooperation remained dismal we won’t be able to eradicate the virus,” he concluded.

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