COVID-19 claims one more life, infects 188: Sindh Chief Minister

Karachi, September 06, 2020 (PPI-OT): As many as 188 new cases of Coronavirus emerged when 8999 samples were tested lifting the tally to 130,671 while one more patient lost his life overnight lifting the death toll to 2432. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Sunday.

Shah said that 8999 tests were conducted which detected 188 new cases which constituted two percent current detection rate. So far 1,055,050 samples have been tested which diagnosed 130,671 cases that came to 12 percent overall detection rate. The CM said that one more patient lost his life lifting the death toll to 2423 that constituted 1.9 percent death rate. He added that currently 2035 patients were under treatment, of them 1700 in home isolation, seven at Isolation Centers and 328 in different hospitals.

According to CM the condition of 154 patients is stated to be critical, of them 15 have been shifted to ventilators. Overnight 49 patients recovered. The number of patients recovered so far has reached 126,213 that constituted 97 percent recovery rate.

Shah sharing district-wise data said, out of 188 new cases, 115 belonged to Karachi. They include 60 South, 24 East, 13 Korangi, eight Central, six west, and four Malir. He added that Thatta has 12 cases, Badin nine, Khairpur eight, Hyderabad and Tando Mohammad Khan four each, Kashmore, Tando Allahyar three each, Sukkur, Kambar, Larkana , Sanghar and Ghotki two each, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Jamshoro, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad and Shikarpur one each. The CM urged people of Sindh to observe SOPs, use masks while going out and wash hands or use sanitizer and avoid handshaking.

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