COVID-19 claimed six more lives, infected 172 others: Sindh Chief Minister

Karachi, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): As many as six more patients of coronavirus lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 2,373 while 172 new patients emerged when 9,426 samples were tested on Monday. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement, He said that 9,426 tests were conducted against which 172 new cases of COVID-19 emerged that constituted two percent current detection rate. So far 962,453 samples have been tested against which 128,456 cases emerged that came to 13 percent overall detection rate.

Shah said that six more patients lost their lives while struggling against coronavirus. The number of patients died so far due to COVID-19 comes to 2,373 that constitutes 1.8 percent death rate. According to the CM, currently 3,902 patients are under treatment, of them 3,596 in home isolation, six at isolation centers and 300 at different hospitals. The condition of 222 patients is stated to be critical, of them 37 have been shifted to ventilators. Shah said that overnight 266 patients recovered and the number of patients recovered so far has reached 122,181 that constituted 95 percent recovery rate.

The chief minister said that out of 172 new cases, 76 have been detected from Karachi, including 29 from South, 18 East, 12 Central, 10 Malir, five West and two Korangi. Hyderabad had nine cases, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot eight each, Shaheed Benazirabad and Shikarpur six each, Ghotki five, Larkana and Sujawal four each, Jamshoro and Tando Allahayar three each, Jacobabad, Kambar and Khairpur two each, Badin, Naushehro Feroze and Sanghar one each. The chief minister urged the people of Sindh to follow the SOPs, otherwise the cases would increase.

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