KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has confirmed that the COVID-19 claimed three more lives in a single day, after which the provincial death toll reached 280.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah in a statement said in the past 24 hours, 4,679 tests were conducted and 864 were reported positive in Sindh. He said that currently there are 12,472 patients under-treatment in the province, with 815 being treated at isolation centres.
In Karachi, the CM Sindh said there are 562 patients at hospitals. Murad Ali Shah said that at the moment there are 29 patients on ventilators, while 136 are in a critical condition across the province.
Presenting a breakdown of the cases in Karachi, he said that Karachi has 675 new cases, with 171 in East district, 117 in South, 94 in Central. Korangi district has 75 new cases, while Malir and West have 141 and 59 new infections, respectively, CM informed.
He further said that in Sindh, Sukkur reported 17 new infections while Ghotki recorded 31 new cases. In Sindh’s Jacobabad there were 30 new cases while Larkana has 21 new infections, he said.
He said during the past 24 hours, 280 patients were discharged after making a recovery from the COVID-19, adding that so far, 4,489 people have recovered from the disease in the province.
He said the markets were allowed to open under SOPs, adding that most of the shops and markets were crowded. Murad Ali Shah said that if the social distance and SOPs are not met by the trader, then the markets where SOPs are being violated would be sealed.
CM stressed that the government can only control the pandemic through cooperation by the people. He advised to maintain social distancing and not unnecessarily visit markets.