Karachi, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): The coronavirus claimed as many as nine more lives, lifting the death toll to 2,259 and infecting 487 others, raising the tally to 123,246 on Friday. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here from CM House. Shah said that nine more patients lost their lives while struggling against the virus, lifting the death toll to 2,259 that constituted 1.8 percent death rate.
According to the chief minister, 12,420 samples were tested which diagnosed 487 new cases that came to four percent current detection rate. So far 777,969 samples have been tested which detected 123,246, of them 114,965 have recovered, including 447 overnight. The recovery rate came to 93 percent. Shah said that currently, 6,022 patients were under treatment, of them 5,644 in home isolation, nine at isolation centers and 369 at different hospitals. The condition of 262 patients was stated to be critical, including 50 have been put on ventilators.
CM said that out of 487 new cases, 221 had been detected from Karachi, including 74 from South, 53 East, 41 Malir, 22 Korangi, 16 Central and 15 West. He added that Badin had 19 cases, Dadu 27, Hyderabad 17, Jamshoro 14, Umerkot 13, Shikarpur 12, Sukkur 11, Ghotki 10, Shaheed Benazirabad eight, Sujawal, Tando Allahyar and Thatta seven each, Kambar six, Jacobabad four and Sanghar two.
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