Karachi, June 27, 2020 (PPI-OT): As many as 1,949 new cases of coronavirus were detected when 11,901 samples were tested while 38 more patients lost their lives in Sindh, lifting the disease death toll to 1,243. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here from CM House on Saturday.
He said that 1,1901 tests, the highest in Pakistan, were conducted against which 1,949 new cases of corona were detected that constituted 22 percent detection ratio. He added that so far, 426,149 samples had been tested all-over Sindh which diagnosed 78,267 cases, of them 55.5 percent or 43,444 patients had recovered, including 1,452 of overnight recoveries.
Shah said that 38 more patients died, lifting the death toll to 1,243. The death rate comes to 1.5 percent, says CM. Shah says currently 33,580 patients are under treatment, of them 32,127 are at home isolation, 78 at isolation centers and 1,375 at different hospitals. “I am sorry to say 696 patients are in critical condition, including 116 shifted to ventilators,” he said. The chief minister said that out of 1,949 new cases, 1,139 had been detected from all the districts of Karachi division. They include 473 in East, 203 in South, 165 in Central, 134 in Korangi, 89 in Malir and 75 in West.
Hyderabad has 99 new cases, Ghotki 93, Khairpur 68, Sukkur 54, Shikarpur 46, Shaheed Benazirabad 45, Sanghar 32, Mirpurkhas 27, Larkana 25, Jamshoro 17, Naushehroferoze 16, Dadu 15, Badin 12, Kashmore nine, Umerkot seven, Sujawal six, Tando Allahyar and Jacobabad three each, Tando M. Khan and Matiari two each. The chief minister, advising the people of Sindh, said that everyone has to voluntarily abide by the SOPs issued by the government.
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