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COVID-19 Claims 7 more lives, infects 812 others

Karachi, December 26, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that seven more patients died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,469 and 812 new cases emerged when 11,040 samples were tested. A statement issued here from CM house on Saturday, he said that seven more patients lost their lives overnight lifting the death toll to 3,469 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.

Mr Shah said that 11,040 samples were tested which diagnosed 812 cases that constituted 9 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,299,897 tests have been conducted against which 210,241 cases were detected, of them 89 percent or 187,035 patients have recovered, including 682 overnight.

The CM said that currently 19,737 patients were under treatment, of them 18966 were in home isolation, 16 at isolation centers and 755 in different hospital. He added that the condition of 660 patients was stated to be critical, including 71 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 812 new cases, 622 have been detected from Karachi, including 250 from South, 157 East, 94 Central, 75 Korangi, 49 Malir and 37 from West. Jamshoro has 24cases, Hyderabad 22, Dadu and MirpurKhas 12 each, Khairpur and Thatta 11 each, Sanghar 10, Ghotki 6, Shikarpur, Nausheroferoz and Larkana 4 each, Umarkot, Sajawal and Tando Allahyar 3 each, Shaheed Benazirabad, Matiari and Sukkur 2 each and Badin one. The CM has urged people of the province to follow SOPs issued by the government.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019(Ext: 336)

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