KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 417 new cases of COVID-19 were reported over the past 24 hours in the province, pushing the tally to 7,882.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement expressed grief that with the seven deaths reported during the 24 hours, the virus had claimed 137 lives in the province so far.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 240 patients were sent back home after recovery, raising the number of cured persons to 1,588.
He said 6,116 patients are under treatment, including 4,954 in home isolation, while 615 are being kept at isolation centres and 507 at different hospitals. 79 patients are in critical condition, of them 16 are on ventilators, he added.
Of the total 417 new cases, 357 were detected in Karachi, including 123 cases in Malir, 91 cases in district South, 51 in district Central, 44 in district East, 30 in district West and 18 in Korangi.
In addition, 30 cases surfaced in Larkana, 21 in Ghotki, 13 in Hyderabad and as many in Shaheed Benazirabad, 10 in Khairpur, nine in Jacobabad, eight in Sukur, two in Matiari and one in Dadu, the CM said, adding that the incidence of local transmission cases was particularly high in Larkana and Ghotki.