COVID-19 claims 8 more patients, infects 149 others 

Karachi, December 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 8 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,648 and 149 new cases emerged when 10,327 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 8 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,648 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.

Mr. Shah said that 10,327 samples were tested which detected 149 cases that constituted 1.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 6,931,936 tests have been conducted against which 477,610 cases were diagnosed, of them 97.6 percent or 465,839 patients have recovered, including 74 overnight. The CM said that currently 4,123 patients were under treatment, of them 3,962 were in home isolation, 22 at isolation centres and 139 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 131 patients was stated to be critical, including 10 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 149 new cases, 28 have been detected from Karachi, including 16 from East, 4 Korangi and South each, 2 Central, 1 Malir and West each. Hyderabad has 18, Shaheed Benazirabad 17, Thatta 11, Jamshoro, Tando Muhammad Khan and Matiari 10 each, Mirpurkhas 9, Sujawal 8, Larkana, Tharparkar and Tando Allahyar 4 each, Dadu, Umerkot and Naushero Feroze 3 each, Badin and Sanghar 2 each, Khairpur and Kashmore 1 each.

Vaccination: Sharing vaccination data the CM said that 26,251,147 vaccinations have been administered upto December 14th, and added during the last 24 hours 171,644 vaccines were inoculated – in total 26,422,791 vaccines have administered which constituted 48.20 percent of the vaccine eligible population. The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.

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