COVID-19 claims 17 more patients, infects 260 others

Karachi, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): As many as 17 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,405 and 260 new cases emerged when 9,689 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 17 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,405 that constituted 1.7 percent death rate.

Mr. Murad Ali Shah said that 9,689 samples were tested which detected 260 cases that constituted 2.7 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 3,054,933 tests have been conducted against which 259,163 cases were diagnosed, of them 96 percent or 248,478 patients have recovered, including 294 overnight. The CM said that currently 6,280 patients were under treatment, of them 5,956 were in home isolation, 8 at isolation centers and 316 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 283 patients was stated to be critical, including 43 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 260 new cases, 126 have been detected from Karachi, including 39 from East, 36 Malir, 26 South, 20 Central and 5 West. Hyderabad has 23, MirpurKhas 16, Sujawal 15, Thatto 13, Matiyari and Tando Allahyar 8 each, Larkano and Naushero Feroze 6 each, Jacobabad and Qambar-Shahdadkot 5 each, Umarkot 4, Khairpur, Nawabshah and Ghotki 3 each new cases reported. The Chief Minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.

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