KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has informed 897 patients recovered from the novel COVID-19 across the province over the past 24 hours, bumping the tally to 92,934 and translating into an 81% recovery rate.
In a statement issued from the CM House on Monday, the chief minister said 26 deaths were also reported alongside 546 new infections in 24 hours.
He further said a total of 7,069 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours, The Sindh CM said 625,601 samples have so far been tested for the COVID-19 in the province, which led to the total detection of 113,553 infections.
According to the chief minister, 17,824 of the 18,600 patients currently under treatment were in self-isolation, 64 at isolation centers, and 712 at various different hospitals across Sindh. Of the 535 critical patients, 75 were shifted to ventilators.
Citing a geographical breakdown, CM Shah said 179 of the 546 new cases were in Karachi. Of those, 50, 38, 38, 27, 19, and seven were in the South, East, Korangi, Central, Malir, and West districts, respectively.
Across Sindh, 29 new cases were identified in Khairpur, 21 in Ghotki, 18 in Sukkur, 17 in Tando Mohammad Khan, 15 each in Sujawal and Jamshoro, 13 each in Larkana and Jacobabad, 11 in Naushahro Feroze, nine each in Umerkot and Matiari, four each in Dadu and Thatta, three in Sanghar, and one each in Shaheed Benazirabad and Badin.
The chief minister said that the COVID-19 infection rate started to drop in the province however it may not be considered that the pandemic was over. “We all have to abide by the SOPs and wear masks, wash hands and observe social distancing,” the CM urged.