COVID-19 claims 17 more lives, infects 1,323 others
Karachi, January 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 17 more patients of COVID-19 died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,986 and 1,323 new cases emerged when 12,642 tests were conducted. In a statement issued here from CM House, he said that 17 more patients of Coronavirus lost their lives lifting the death toll to 3,986 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Mr Shah said that 12,642 samples were tested against which 1,323 cases were detected that constituted 10.5 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,700,848 tests have been conducted which diagnosed 245,662 cases, of them 91 percent or 223,358 patients have recovered, including 735 overnight. The CM said that currently 18,318 patients were under treatment, of them 17,449 were in home isolation, 15 at isolation centres and 854 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 787 patients was stated to be critical, including 84 shifted to ventilators.
Out of 1,323 new cases, 1,025 have been detected from Karachi, of them 302 from East, 211 South, 182 Central, 147 Malir, 134 Korangi and 49 West. Hyderabad has 69, Matiari 28, Sanghar 19, Thatta 16, Nausheroferoze and Tando Allahyar 14 each, Dadu 12, Tando Muhammad Khan, Ghotki, Khairpur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas nine each, Qambar and Umerkot seven each, Jacobabad and Shikarpur six each, Badin five, Sukkur and Shaheed Benazirabad two each, Kashmore and Sujawal one each. The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.
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