Karachi, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 19 more patients of COVID-19 died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,653 and 1,233 new cases emerged when 13,699 samples were tested. In a statement issued here from CM House on Wednesday, he said that 19 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,653 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Mr Shah said that 13,699 samples were tested against which 1,233 cases were diagnosed that constituted nine percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,434,104 tests have been conducted against which 221,734 cases have been detected, of them 90 percent or 199,649 patients have recovered, including 1072 overnight.
The CM said that currently 18,432 patients were under treatment, of them 17,591 were in home isolation, 11 at isolation centers and 830 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 742 patients was stated to be critical, including 72 shifted to ventilators.
Murad Ali Shah said that out of 1,233 new cases, 1017 have been detected from Karachi, including 365 from South, 327 East, 124 Central, 104 Korangi, 60 Malir and 37 west. Hyderabad 55, Mirpurkhas 29, Kambar 19, Badin 13, Thatta 12, Shikarpur 11, Umerkot 10, Khairpur eight, Ghotki and Naushehroferoze six each, Sujawal, Sukkur and Tando Mohammad khan five each, Jacobabad, Tando Allahyar and Larkana two each and Jamshoro one.
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