KARACHI: As many as 11,555 samples were tested against which 489 new cases emerged raising the tally to 489 while 11 more patients lost their lives lifting the death toll to 2,220. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in a statement issued here on Friday.
The CM said new cases constituted four percent detection rate. So far 760,036 samples have been conducted which diagnosed 121,039 cases that constituted 16 percent overall detection rate. Murad Shah said overnight 11 more patients died lifting the death toll to 2,220 that came to 1.8 percent death rate. He added 505 more patients recovered lifting the number of patients cured so far to 110,738 that constituted 91 percent recovery rate.
According to the CM, currently 8,081 patients are under treatment, of them 7593 in home isolation, 12 at Isolation Centers and 476 at different hospitals. The condition of 385 patients is stated to be critical, of them 65 have been put on ventilators.
Out of 489 new cases, 244 have been detected from Karachi. South has 99, East 37, Korangi 36, West 34, Central 32 and Malir six. Sukkur has 23 new cases, Ghotki 20, Hyderabad, Naushehroferoze, Umerkot and Tando Allahyar 15 each, Badin 12, Matiari 10, Kambar nine, Dadu and Thatta eight, Larkana and Sujawal seven each, Shikarpur six, Shaheed Benazirabad and Tando Mohammad Khan five each, Jacobabad, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Jamshoro three each. The CM urged people of Sindh to stay safe and observe social distancing during these Eid days.
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