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Sindh reports highest COVID-19 deaths: CM Murad

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KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 claimed 40 lives in the province during the last 24 hours, making it the highest death toll when the first fatality was reported in the province.
According to a statement issued from CM House, 1,353 new COVID-19 cases have detected against 7,377 tests conducted.
The chief minister in the statement said that the provincial health authorities have so far conducted 215,860 tests against which 34,889 cases were diagnosed as positive.
Murad Ali Shah further said that 40 more patients died overnight. The number of deaths from the COVID-19 in Sindh has reached 615, which constituted 1.7 percent.
Citing the details of patients Murad said that at present 370 patients were in a critical condition, including 62 on ventilators.
He said at present 16,487 patients were under treatment, of them 15,156 were in home isolation, 76 at isolation centers and 1,255 at different hospitals.
The chief minister said that 1,005 patients have recovered and returned to their homes. The number of patients recovered so far has reached 17,787, which constituted 51 percent of the total patients, he added.
Giving a district-wise breakdown CM said that out of 1,353 new cases, 984 belonged to Karachi. District East has 282 cases, Central 204, South 162, Malir 148, Korangi 108 and West 80.
“Hyderabad has 70 new cases, Ghotki 41, Sukkur 26, Khairpur 25, Jacobabad 17, Larkana 14, Mirpurkhas 12, Jamshoro and Sanghar 11 each, Tando Mohammad Khan and Kashmore six each, Naushehroferoze three, Badin Dadu, Kambar and Shikarpur have two each, Sujawal and Thatta one each,” he added.
The provincial chief said that Sindh aimed at expanding its current healthcare facilities by establishing more COVID-19 infectious disease hospitals in the metropolis.
Murad Ali Shah said work on finishing these projects and installation of essential apparatus was going on round-the-clock.
The chief minister urged the citizens to follow SOPS and avoid going out of their home without any solid reason.
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