595 new cases detected in 24 hours Health dept reports 903 deaths by Covid in August

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Maximum deaths in Sindh by Covid-19 reported in August this year, the provincial health department report said on Thursday.

This year maximum 903 deaths by coronavirus reported in August, Sindh Health Department said. In year 2020, 904 persons were died by novel coronavirus in the month of June, according to the health department.

In January 431 people were died by the pandemic in Sindh, 428 in June and 543 in July 2021, provincial health department stated.“

Delta, the Indian origin variant of coronavirus, caused most of deaths reported in August this year,” health department said.

Sindh on Wednesday reported 1263 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking the total infections in province to 433,651.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement on daily Covid-19 situation, 14 more patients succumbed to the deadly virus as the death toll surged to 6,924 that constitutes 1.6 percent death rate in the province.

. Shah said that 16,498 samples were tested and 1,263 positive cases detected that constitutes 7.7 percent positivity rate.

He added that so far 5,576,130 tests have been conducted against which 434,651 cases were diagnosed, of them 87.5 percent or 380,369 patients have recovered, including 4439 overnight.

The CM said that currently 47,545 patients were under treatment, of them 46,591 were in home isolation, 41 at isolation centers and 913 at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 811 patients was stated to be critical, including 69 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 1,195 new cases, 595 have been detected from Karachi, including 214 from East, 132 Central, 130 South, 55 Malir, 35 West and Korangi 29.  Shah urged people to abide by the SOPs issued by the government.

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