COVID-19 infects 278, claims one more life across Sindh

Karachi, October 26, 2020 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 278 new coronavirus cases had emerged in Sindh overnight while one more patient died. In a statement issued here from CM House on Monday, Shah said that 8,157 samples were tested against which 278 new virus cases emerged that constituted 3.4 percent current detection rate.

He added that so far, 1,598,936 tests had been conducted all over Sindh which diagnosed 144,114 cases, of them, 95 percent or 136,840 patients had recovered, including 186 overnight. The CM said that one more patient had died overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,599 that came to 1.8 percent death rate. According to the chief minister, currently, 4,675 patients are under treatment, of them 4,398 are in home isolation, four at isolation centers and 273 at different hospitals.

Shah said that out 278 new cases 193 had been detected from Karachi, including 85 from South, 53 East, 22 Central, 20 Korangi, 10 West and three Malir. He added that Hyderabad had 16 cases, Kambar six, Jamshoro and Sujawal five each, Badin four, Umerkot three, Ghotki, Khairpur, Larkana and Jacobabad two each, Matiari, Sukkur, Tando Mohammad Khan and Shaheed Benazirabad one each. Shah urged people of the province to wear masks, wash hands regularly and avoid handshaking.

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