(National): COVID-19 infects 230, 2,152 patients recover: CM

Karachi:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Saturday that 230 news of coronavirus emerged when 9,738 samples were tested taking the tally to 130,483 while Saturday turned to be fortunate day when no death was reported.

This he said on Saturday in a statement issued here from CM House. Shah said that 9,738 tests were conducted against which 230 cases emerged that constituted two percent current detection rate. So far 1,046,051 samples have been tested which detected 130,483 cases all over Sindh that constituted overall 12 percent detection rate.

The chief minister said that the last 24 hours between September 4 and 5 turned to be fortunate that no death was reported anywhere from the province. He added that 2,152 more patients recovered raising the number of patients recovered so far to 126,164 that constituted 97 percent recovery rate.

Shah said that currently, 1,897 patients were under treatment, including 1578 in home isolation, six at isolation centers and 313 in different hospitals. He added that the condition of 157 patients were stated to be critical, including 16 shifted to ventilators.

According to the chief minister, out of 230 new cases, 120 have been detected from Karachi. They include 38 South, 32 East, 27 Korangi, 12 Central, six Malir and five West. Mirpurkhas had 14 cases, Hyderabad eight, Badin seven, Qambar and Shaheed Benazirabad five each, Dadu four, Larkana, Naushehro Feroze, Shikarpur and Umerkot three each, Jamshoro, Khairpur, Sukkur and Thatta two each and Ghotki and Jacobabad once each. The chief minister urged the people of Sindh to stay safe by observing precautionary measures.