Sindh reported 627 new coronavirus cases and five deaths over the previous 24 hours, taking the province’s tally of cases to 150,169 and casualties to 2,684, according to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
In a statement issued here from CM House on Sunday, he said that five more patients died overnight lifting the death toll to 2684 that constituted 1.8 percent.
He said that 14,343 samples were tested which diagnosed 627 cases that constituted 4.3 percent current detection rate. So far 1,728,156 tests have been conducted which diagnosed 150,167 cases, of them 95 percent or 140,550 patients have recovered, including 142 overnight, added Murad.
The CM said that currently, 6935 patients were under treatment, of them 6658 were in home isolation, four at isolation centers and 273 at different hospitals.
He added that the condition of 245 patients was stated to be critical, of them 31 have been shifted to ventilators. Out of 627 new cases 507 have been detected from Karachi, of them 202 from East, 181 South, 59 Central, 31 Korangi, 26 Malir and eight West.
Hyderabad 34 cases, Thatta 10, Matiari eight, Khairpur and Larkana six each, Sukkur five, Sujawal, Naushehroferoze and Shaheed Benazirabad three each, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar, Umerkot, Ghotki, Kambar and Dadu two each, Badin, Kashmore and Sanghar one each.
The chief minister urged people of the province to follow the SOPs issued by his government.
Meanwhile, The chief minister said one new case surfaced in Jamshoro, three in Badin, 20 cases in Shaheed Benazirabad, four in Sanghar, two in Tando Muhammad Khan, six in Ghotki, nine in Sukkur, 10 in Larkana, three cases in Dadu, nine in Matiari, three in Mirpurkhas and 10 in Shikarpur. One patient who was not resident of Sindh also tested positive for the COVID-19, he added.
The CM said a 19-year-old boy and three other people aged 60, 62 and 81 died in Karachi while a 55-year-old man died in Larkana. “I am sorry to say that 164 were in critical condition, of them 18 (or 17.2 per cent) are on ventilators,” he said and urged the people to pray for their early recovery.