KARACHI: Covid-19 has claimed 46 more lives and infected 1708 overnight lifting the death toll to 1572 and tally of the cases to 96236. In a statement issued here from the CM House, the chief minister said 46 more patients lost their lives while struggling against coronavirus lifting the death toll to 1,572 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. He added that 1,708 new cases emerged when 12,479 samples were tested which constituted 14 percent detection rate.
The CM said 514,905 samples have been tested so far which found 96236 cases positive. He added that the over detection rate came to 19 percent.
Shah said 679 persons recovered after contracting to Covid-19. The number of patients recovered so far has reached to 53,855 constituting 56 percent recovery rate.
Murad Ali Shah said currently 40,809 patients were under treatment, of them 38,875 in home isolation, 327 at isolation centers and 1607 at different hospitals. He added that currently 623 patients were stated to be in critical condition, of them 96 have been shifted onto the ventilators.
The chief minister told that out of 1,708 new cases, 919 have been detected from all the six districts of Karachi division. They include 485 South, 133 East, 104 Korangi, 72 Central, 64 Malir and 62r West. Hyderabad has 190 new cases, Sukkur 107, Shaheed Benazirabad 48, Sanghar 42, Naushehroferoze 35, Tando Allahyar 34, Khairpur 29, Mirpurkhas 25, Larkana 23, Jamshoro 21, Tando M Khan 21, Kambar 20, Sujawal 17, Matiari 16, Shikarpur 15, Ghotki eight, Thatta six, Kashmore and Dadu three each and Jacobabad two.
The chief minister urged people of the province to adopt precautionary measures against coronavirus infection and keep yourself and others safe.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2020