KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed four more lives and infected at least 242 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh province.
Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement said that four more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives and 242 others contracted with the virus lifting the death toll to 2481 and tally to 135,488 cases.
Murad Ali Shah said that four more patients lost their lives while struggling against COVID-19 which constituted a 1.8 percent death rate.
He said that 16976 samples were tested against which 242 new cases emerged which constituted 1.5 percent current detection rate.
The CM said so far 1,307,753 tests have been conducted which diagnosed 135,488 patients, of the 95.5 percent or 129,396 have been cured, including 295 overnight.
Presently, 3611 patients were under treatment, including 3328 in-home isolation, six at isolation centers and 277 at different hospitals, Murad Ali Shah added. The chief minister said the condition of 150 patients was stated to be critical, including 13 shifted to ventilators.
According to CM Murad, out of 242 new cases 103 have been detected from Karachi division, of them 42 from Central, 36 East, 10 Malir, eight West, five South and two Korangi.
Sujawal has 18 cases, Hyderabad and Dadu four each, Shaheed Benazirabad three, Badin, Larkana, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Shikarpur two each and Tharparkar and Thatta one.
At least seven more people have died due to the coronavirus and the total number of deaths due to this epidemic has reached 6,444 in Pakistan.
According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operations Center, 798 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases across the country has reached 309,015.
In Pakistan, 294,740 people infected with the coronavirus have recovered and the number of active cases has dropped to 7,831.