Corona cases on the rise: 136 reported


As many as 4 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,491 and 252 new cases emerged when 9,424 tests were conducted.

This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday.

He added that 4 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,491 that constituted 1.7 percent death rate.Mr. Shah said that 9,424 samples were tested which detected 252 cases that constituted 2.7 percent current detection rate.

He added that so far 3,262,608 tests have been conducted against which 264,606 cases were diagnosed, of them 96.6 percent or 255,671 patients have recovered, including 160 overnight.

The CM said that currently 4,444 patients were under treatment, of them 4,158 were in home isolation, 8 at isolation centers and 278 at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 249 patients were stated to be critical, including 39 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 252 new cases, 136 have been detected from Karachi, including 51 from South, 47 East, 15 Central, 11 Malir, 10 Korangi and 2 West.

Hyderabad has 27, Sanghar 10, Matiari 8, Badin 7, Mirpurkhas 6, Ghotki, Nausheroferoze , Jacobabad, Sujawal, Jamshoro , Thatta, Umerkot, and Kamber 4 each, Sukkur and TandoAllahyar 3 each, Khairpur 2 and Shaheed Benazirabad 1.

The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.