Coronavirus claims 19 more lives, infects 1,084 in Sindh

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 19 more lives and infected at least 1,084 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh province on Tuesday.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said 19 more patients of COVID-19 died across Sindh overnight, lifting the death toll to 4,624 and 1084 new cases emerged when 14,465 tests were conducted.

Murad Ali Shah further said that 19 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 4,624 that constituted a 1.7 percent death rate. The chief minister said that 14,465 samples were tested which detected 1084 cases that constituted 7.5 percent current detection rate.

Thus far 3,592,645 tests had been conducted against which 280,355 cases were diagnosed, of the 93.9 percent or 263,265 patients have recovered, including 626 overnight, he added.

The chief minister informed that currently, 12,466 patients were under treatment, of the 11,893 were in home isolation, eight at isolation centers and 565 at different hospitals. He further informed that the condition of 541 patients was stated to be critical, including 46 shifted to ventilators.

According to the CM, out of 1084 new cases, 468 have been detected from Karachi, including 279 from East, 80 South, 58 Central, 31 Malir, 17 West and 3 Korangi.

Hyderabad has 138, Sukkur 96, Kashmore 37, Shaheed Benazirabad 32, Nausheroferoze 31, Umerkot 30, Ghotki 28, Matiari 27, Tando Muhammad Khan 25, Badin 22, Mirpurkhas 21, Larkana 18, Khairpur 17, Sanghar 13, Kamber 15, Jamshoro 9, Tando Allahyar 7, Shikarpur 5, Jacobabad and Thatta one each.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah yesterday had announced COVID restrictions in the province in wake of rising virus cases, closing down schools, colleges and imposing limits on restaurants, attendance at public and private offices besides also banning inter-city transport.

Addressing a press conference at the Sindh Assembly building, the chief minister had said that they have restricted attendance at government offices to 20 percent and the remaining staff would work from home.