COVID-19 claims one more patient, infects 262 others

Karachi, March 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): As many as one more patient of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,479 and 262 new cases emerged when 10,443 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday. He added that one more patient of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,479 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr Shah said that 10,443 samples were tested which detected 262 cases that constituted 2.5 percent current detection rate.

He added that so far 3,203,643 tests have been conducted against which 263,057 cases were diagnosed, of them 96.4 percent or 253,584 patients have recovered, including 128 overnight. The CM said that currently 4,994 patients were under treatment, of them 4,708 were in home isolation, seven at isolation centers and 279 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 256 patients was stated to be critical, including 40 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 262 new cases, 122 have been detected from Karachi, including 63 from East, 15 South, 14 West, 12 Central, Malir and Korangi nine each. Hyderabad has 24, Badin 12, Khairpur and Ghotki eight each, Larkana seven, Sujawal six, Thatta and Umerkot five each, Qamber, Tando Allahyar and Tando Muhammad Khan four each, Jamshoro, Matiari and Mirpurkhas three each, Sukkur two, Shaheed Benazirabad and Shikarpur one each. The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.

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