KARACHI: Sindh health authorities have reported 275 new COVID-19 cases, and two deaths lifting the death toll to 4,497 during the last 24 hours.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Tuesday said that two more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,497 that constituted a 1.7 percent death rate.
Murad Ali Shah said that 7,853 samples were tested which detected 275 cases that constituted 3.5 percent current detection rate. So far 3,288,631 tests have been conducted against which 265,432 cases were diagnosed, of the 96.5 percent or 256,052 patients have recovered, including 100 overnight, he added.
Currently, 4,883 patients were under treatment, of the 4,594 were in home isolation, 8 at isolation centers and 281 at different hospitals, the CM informed. He added that the condition of 258 patients was stated to be critical, including 36 shifted to ventilators.
According to the CM, out of 275 new cases, 180 have been detected from Karachi, including 99 from East, 28 South, 23 Malir, 18 West, 8 Central and Korangi 4. Hyderabad has 22, Kamber and Matiari 10 each, Mirpurkhas 6, Ghotki and Sanghar 5 each, Badin, Umerkot and Tando Allahyar 4 each, Thatta 3 and Sukkur 2.
Pakistan has recorded a steep rise in COVID-19 infections and fatalities as almost 100 more patients died of the novel coronavirus while 4,084 new infections were recorded during the past 24 hours.
According to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the coronavirus has claimed 100 more lives across the country as the overall death toll reaches 14,356.
The total number of cases recorded in the country ever since the pandemic began has crossed reached 663200, while the positivity rate stood at 8.82 percent. The total count of active cases was recorded at 48,566.
The health facilities across the country conducted 46,269 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 10,153,364 since the first case was reported.
Almost 115 patients were declared critical, adding to the total number of patients suffering from sensitive health conditions up to 3,170. Overall 600,278 people have recovered from the virus including 2,081 who have regained their health from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.