KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said 762 new cases of COVID-19 have detected while 14 more patients died during the last 24 hours.
This was stated by the Sindh Chief Minister in a statement issued from the CM House today. The statement further said around 4336 samples were tested against which 762 new cases emerged.
The government has conducted 153902 tests so far which resulted in 21645 cases which constituted 14 percent of the total tests. CM Shah said that 14 patients of COVID-19 lost their lives taking the death to 354 which was 1.6 percent of the total patients.
Syed Murad Ali Shah added that 155 patients were in critical condition while 34 of them have been put on the ventilators.
The CM said that at present 14078 patients were under treatment, of them 12424 at home isolation, 794 at Isolation Centers and 860 or 6.2 percent at hospital, adding that 198 patients have been discharged and so far 7213 patients have recovered.
“Our recovery ratio stands at 33.4 percent,” he said. Out of 762 cases Karachi has 618 new cases. There 190 new cases in East, 115 in South, 112 in Central, 81 in Malir, 76 Korangi and 44 in the West district of Karachi.
In other districts Larkana has 20 cases, Hyderabad and Khairpur each have 15 cases, Shaheed Benazirabad eight cases, Kambar-Shdaddkot three, two each in Jacobabad and Mirpurkhas and one each in Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar and Jamshoro.
The chief minister further said that 28 planes right from April 18 to May 5, brought in 5051 stranded Pakistani to Karachi, of them 976 passengers were found to be positive.
The chief minister urged the citizens to follow SOPS and avoid going out of their home without any solid reason.