Covid emerges major threat in Sindh as 17 more patients die

Karachi, November 21, 2020 (PPI-OT): As many as 17 more patients of coronavirus died overnight in Sindh, lifting the death toll to 2,816 while 1,199 new cases emerged when 11,537 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday. He added that 17 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 2,816 that constituted 1.8 percent death rate.

Shah said that 11,537 samples were tested which diagnosed 1,199 cases that constituted 10.4 percent detection rate. He added that so far 1,883,799 tests have been conducted against which 162,227 cases were detected, of them 90 percent or 145,525 patients have recovered, including 382 overnight.

According to the CM, currently, 13,886 patients are under treatment, of them 13,333 are in home isolation, nine at Isolation Centers and 544 in different hospitals. The condition of 477 patients is stated to be critical, of them 62 have been shifted to ventilators.

Shah said that out of 1,199 new cases, 859 had been detected from Karachi, including 247 from South, 233 East, 133 West, 109 Korangi, 105 Central and 32 Malir. He added that Hyderabad has 189 cases, Jamshoro 36, Dadu 18, Tando Mohammad Khan 13, Kambar nine, Ghotki six, Shaheed Benazirabad and Sukkur five each, Sanghar three, Shikarpur and Thatta two each, Badin, Khairpur, Matiari, Naushehro Feroze and Umerkot one each. The CM urged people of the province to keep washing or sanitizing hands frequently, wear masks while going out and avoid handshake to stay safe.

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Author: Web Desk