Karachi, September 15, 2020 (PPI-OT): As many as three more patients died due to corona virus, lifting the death toll to 2,448 while 341 new cases emerged when 13642 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here from CM House on Tuesday. The CM said that COVID-19 claimed three more lives overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,448 that constituted 1.8 percent death rate.
He added that 101 more patients had recovered. The number of patients recovered so far had reached 127,727 that came to 96 percent recovery rate. Shah said that 13,642 samples were tested against which 341 cases were detected that constituted two percent current detection rate. So far 1158,904 tests have been conducted which diagnosed 132,591 cases which constituted 11 percent overall detection rate.
The CM said that currently, 2,416 patients were under treatment, of them 2137 in home isolation, five at isolation centers and 274 at different hospitals. The condition of 165 patients was stated to be critical, including 19 shifted to ventilators.
According to Murad Ali Shah out of 341 new cases, 173 had been detected from Karachi. They include 66 South, 46 East, 32 Korangi, 13 Central, 11 West and five Malir. Dadu has 34 cases, Jamshoro 33, Sukkur 17, Shaheed Benazirabad nine, Hyderabad seven, Tando Allahyar four, Tando Mohammad Khan and Sujawal three each, Larkana, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Thatta two each and Khairpur one. The chief minister said that they all have to wear masks, wash hands frequently, avoid hand shaking and crowing. “This is the only way to stay safe,” he said.
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