COVID-19 claims 13 more lives, infects 1382 in Sindh  

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 13 more lives and infected at least 1382  people during the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 166,033 in Sindh province.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Tuesday said 13 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 2,858 and 1,382 new cases emerged when 11,738 tests were conducted.

The chief minister said that 11,738 tests were conducted against which 1,382 cases were diagnosed that constituted 11.8 percent current detection rate.

So far 1,917,813 samples have been tested which detected 166,033 cases, of the 88.5 percent or 146,957 patients have recovered, including 591 overnight, he added.

The Sindh CM said that currently, 16,218 patients were under treatment, of them 15,535 in-home isolation, 12 at Isolation Centers and 671 at different hospitals. He informed that the condition of 619 patients was stated to be critical, including 74 shifted to ventilators.

Shah said out of 1,382 new cases, 1,091 have been detected from Karachi, of them 503 from East, 257 South, 134 Central, 86 Malir, 82 Korangi and 29 West. Hyderabad 70, Sujawal 49, Dadu 21, Thatta 18, Naushehroferoze and Ghotki 12 each, Umerkot and Jamshoro 11 each, Tando Allahyar and Mirpurkhas 10 each, Shaheed Benazirabad six, Larkana three, Matiari and Tharparkar two each, Badin, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Sanghar, Sukkur and Tando Mohammad Khan one each.

Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,954 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours amid renewed restrictions and a likely second lockdown.

The total number of cases from the contagion has reached 379,883 cases while 1751 are still in critical condition. The death toll has increased even though 1,389 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the number of active cases stood at 40,379 as the positivity rate rises in many parts of the country. A total of 39,165 tests were conducted across the country during this period out of which 2,954 cases were positive.




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