COVID-19 claims 9 more patients, infects 1,152 others 

Karachi, August 28, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 9 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 6,812 and 1,152 new cases emerged when 17,361 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday. He added that 9 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 6,812 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Shah said that 17,361 samples were tested which detected 1,152 cases that constituted 6.6 percent current detection rate.

He added that so far 5,506,131 tests have been conducted against which 429,268 cases were diagnosed, of them 86.8 percent or 372,727 patients have recovered, including 928 overnight. The CM said that currently 49,729 patients were under treatment, of them 48,685 were in home isolation, 39 at isolation centres and 1,005 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 892 patients was stated to be critical, including 78 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 1,152 new cases, 497 have been detected from Karachi, including 198 from East, 121 Central, 65 South, 51 Malir, 36 West and 26 Korangi. Hyderabad has 151, Badin 50, Sanghar 46, Tharparkar 41, Shaheed Benazirabad 34, Kamber 33, Jamshoro and Matiari 32 each, Naushero Feroze 30, Khairpur 27, Sukkur 18, Kashmore and Sujawal 17 each, Mirpurkhas and Shikarpur 15 each, Tando Allahyar 13, Ghotki 12, Umerkot 11, Dadu 10, Jacobabad 8, Larkana 4, Thatta 3 and Tando Muhammad Khan 1. Murad Ali Shah urged people to abide by the SOPs issued by the government.

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