Coronavirus claims 13 more lives, infects 674: Sindh Chief Minister

Ministries Official News

Karachi, May 16, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Saturday that 674 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed when 4467 samples were tested which constituted 15 percent of the tests while 13 more patients succumbed to the virus in Sindh during the last 24 hours. This was stated by Shah in a statement issued from CM House today.

He said that 4467 tests of coronavirus were conducted which detected 674 new cases, raising the disease cased tally to 15,590 patients across the province of Sindh. He added that so far 117,860 samples had been tested. Shah said that 13 more patients died, lifting the death toll to 268 which constituted 1.7 percent death ratio of the total patients. He added that 119 patients were in critical condition, of them 32 were on ventilators. He said 11,518 patients were under treatment.

Giving their breakup, he said 10,134 patients were in home isolation, 832 at Isolation centers and 552 in hospitals. Giving a good news, the chief minister said that 198 patients had been cured and discharge to their respective homes. The number of patients who have defeated coronavirus comes to 3804 which shows 25 percent recovery ratio. Sharing district-wise data, Shah said that Karachi was still on high alert with 490 cases of corona. He added that district East had 123 cases, South 113, Central 66, Korangi 59, Malir 72 and West 57.

Shah said that Hyderabad had 55 new cases of coronavirus, Sukkur 11, Kambar-Shahdadkot six, Sanghar four, three each in Tando Mohammad Khan and Jacobabad, and two each in Matiari, Sujawal and Ghotki. The chief minister once again urged the people of the province to stay safe by wearing masks, observing social distancing and adopting other pre-cautionary measures.

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