KARACHI (Staff Reporter): As many as 20 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,875 and 748 new cases emerged when 6,651 tests were conducted.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Friday. He added that 20 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 3,875 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Mr Shah said that 6,651 samples were tested which detected 748 cases that constituted 11.2 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,626,359 tests have been conducted against which 239,934 cases were diagnosed, of them 91 percent or 217,863 patients have recovered, including 943 overnight.
The CM said that currently 18,196 patients were under treatment, of them 17,222 were in home isolation, 13 at isolation centers and 961 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 874 patients was stated to be critical, including 84 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 748 new cases, 573 have been detected from Karachi, including 186 from East, 176 South, 74 from Korangi and Central each, 43 Malir, and 20 West. Hyderabad has 5, Badin and Larkana 4 each, Jamshoro 3, Sukkur, Jacobabad and Khairpur 2 each, Sagarh, Tando Allahyar, Thatta, Shaheed Benazirabad , Ghotki and Mirpurkhas 1 each.
The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.