COVID-19 claimed five more lives in Sindh: Sindh Chief Minister

Karachi, August 18, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Tuesday that COVID-19 had claimed five more lives, lifting the death toll to 2,336 in Sindh. This he said in a statement issued here from CM House today. Shah said that five more patients lost their lives while struggling against coronavirus, lifting the province-wide death toll to 2,336 that constituted 1.8 percent death ratio and 318 more cases emerged when 8094 new samples were tested that came to four percent detection rate.

The CM said that so far, 906,323 tests had been conducted against which 126,743 cases had emerged, of them 120,241 or 95 percent patients had recovered that constituted 95 percent recovery rate. Shah said that currently, 4,166 patients were under treatment, of them 3,782 were in home isolation, six at isolation centers and 378 at different hospitals. The condition of 238 patients was stated to be critical, including 36 shifted to ventilators.

According to the CM, out of 318 new cases, 133 belong to Karachi, including 50 to South, 37 East, 17 Central, 14 Korangi, 10 Malir and five West. Sanghar has 20 new cases, Mirpurkhas 14, Shikarpur 13, Tando Allahyar nine, Dadu and Shaheed Benazirabad eight each, Sukkur, Khairpur and Matiari seven each, Kambar five, Larkana and Tando Mohammad Khan four each, Umerkot three and Badin three each, Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Naushehro Feroze two each.

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