Sindh becomes first province to cross 100,000 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: Sindh has become the first province in the country to cross 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus.
According to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, as many as 100,900 coronavirus infections have been reported in the province, with a total of 543,400 tests conducted so far which comes to a detection rate of 16 percent.
On Thursday, forty more patients lost the battle against the virus on Thursday, raising the death toll in the province to 1,677 that constituted a 1.6 percent rate. Another 1538 others were infected while 1254 patients recovered and returned to normal life.
The chief minister also stated that with 1,254 new recoveries, Sindh’s recoveries had reached 57,627, which constituted a 57 percent recovery rate. The number of patients recovered so far has reached to 57627 which constitutes 57 percent recovery rate.
He said that 1538 new patients were detected by testing 9860 samples that constituted 16 percent current detection rate.

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CM Sindh said that currently 41596 patients were under treatment, of them 39697 in home isolation, 399 at isolation centers and 1500 in different hospitals. He added that currently, 581 patients were in critical condition, including 75 patients who have been shifted to ventilators.
Giving district-wise data, the chief minister said out of 1538 new cases 722 have been detected from six districts of Karachi division. District East has 204, South 166, Korangi 98, Central 94, Malir 75, and West 49.
He added that Hyderabad has 97, Sukkur 88, Naushehroferoze 72, Badin 66, Sanghar 55, Shikarpur 53, Larkana 32, Sujawal 26, Thatta 24, Umerkot 23, Ghotki 21, Tando Allahyar 18, Kambar 17, Jamshoro 14, Mirpurkhas 12, Dadu six, Jacobabad five, Shaheed Benazirabad four, Kashmore and Khairpur one each.
The chief minister urged the people of Sindh to be cautious and adopt SOPs issued by the government.
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