KARACHI:As many as eight more patients of coronavirus died in Sindh province overnight while 492 new cases emerged when 9531 tests were conducted.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here from CM House on Wednesday. Shah said the death toll from the virus had reached 2,647 in Sindh that constituted 1.8 percent death ratio. He added that 357 more patients recovered overnight. The number of patients recovered so far has reached 139,633 that came to a 95 percent recovery rate.
The CM said that 9531 samples were tested which diagnosed 492 cases that constituted 5.1 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 1,681,958 tests have been conducted which detected 147,787 cases that constituted 9 percent overall detection rate.
Currently, 5,507 patients were under treatment, of them 5,218 were in home isolation, two at isolation centers and 287 in different hospitals. The chief minister said the condition of 191 patients was stated to be critical, of them 29 have been shifted to ventilators.
According to Shah, out of 492 new cases, 354 had been detected from Karachi, including 129 from East, 106 South, 68 Central, 21 Malir, 19 Korangi and 11 West.
Hyderabad has 32 cases, Tando Mohammad Khan 13, Jamshoro nine, Thatta seven, Khairpur six, Matiari five; Dadu, Ghotki, Sujawal, and Sukkur four each; Badin, Jacobabad, and Shaheed Benazirabad three each; Shikarpur, and Sanghar two each; and Larkana one.