KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that overnight 13,890 Covid-19 samples were tested which diagnosed 2275 cases constituting 17 percent result while 41 more patient succumbed to the virus lifting the death toll to 1089.
"Our testing capacity is the highest in Pakistan and we are still working hard to further enhance the capacity." This he said in a statement issued here from the CM House on Sunday.
According to the CM, 13,890 tests were conducted overnight which detected 2275 new cases. "The figure shows 17 percent positive result which is lower as compared to the last one week that have been constituting 21 to 24 percent result," he said and added this might be the result of selective lockdown.
Shah said that so far 378,849 samples have been tested against which 69,628 cases have been detected all over Sindh that came to 18.4 percent result.
The CM said that 41 more patients died overnight and the number of deaths stemming from Covid-19 has reached to 1089 constituting 1.5 percent death rate. He added that 2166 more patients recovered and returned to normal life and the number of patients recovered so far has reached to 36,278 that came to 52.2 percent recovery rate.
Shah said, "Alhamdulilah, our recovery rate has been recorded at 52.2 percent and death rate at 1.5 percent but still we have to improve our recovery rate and reduce death rate by strengthening our health services and convincing people to follow the precautionary measures."
As per statement, at present 32,261 patients were under treatment, of them 30,705 in home isolation, 48 at Isolation Centres and 1508 at different hospitals. "I am sorry to say that our 718 patients are in critical condition, of them 117 have been shifted on ventilators," the CM said.
Sindh Chief Minister urged people of Sindh to support selective lockdown and avoid going out of their home unnecessarily.