Covid-19 claims 17 more lives, infects 1,265 others

F.P. Report
KARACHI: As many as 17 more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,670 and 1,265 new cases emerged when 12,461 tests were conducted.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 17 more patients of Covid-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 3,670 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Mr Shah said that 12,461 samples were tested which detected 1,265 cases that constituted 10.2 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,446,565 tests have been conducted against which 222,999 cases were diagnosed, of them 91 percent or 202,034 patients have recovered, including 2385 overnight.
The CM said that currently 17,295 patients were under treatment, of them 16,439 were in home isolation, 11 at isolation centers and 845 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 756 patients was stated to be critical, including 77 shifted to ventilators.
Out of 1265 new cases, 1002 have been detected from Karachi, including 302 from South, 278 East, 163 Korangi, 119 Central, 72 Malir, 68 West. Hyderabad has 62 cases, Jamshoro 28, Shaheed Benazirabad 19, Shikarpur 14, Sanghar 12, Matiari 11, Mirpurkhas and Tando Mohammad Khan 10, Larkana eight, Sujawal and Umerkot six each, Jacobabad and Naushehroferoze five each, Khairpur and Badin four, Ghotki three, Sukkur two and Tando Allahyar one each.
777 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths reported across province: The COVID-19 pandemic claimed another 19 lives in the last 24 hours, while 777 new cases of coronavirus were reported during this period across the Punjab province.
According to the data, shared by a spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the number of coronavirus cases in the province reached 142,835 with the new cases while the total deaths were recorded at 4,203 altogether.
The P&SHD confirmed that 444 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore, two in Kasur, three in Sheikhupura, nine in Nankana Sahib, 71 in Rawalpindi, two in Attock, three in Jhelum, one each in Gujranwala and Mandi Bahauddin, three in Hafizabad, seven in Sialkot, three in Narowal, 17 in Gujrat, 40 in Faisalabad,16 in Toba Tek Singh, nine in Jhang, 12 in Chineot, 13 in Sargodha, one in Mianwali, 25 in Multan, eight in Khanewal, one in Vehari, 15 in Layyah, 40 in Rahimyar Khan, 13 in Bahawalpur, four in Bahawalnagar, 12 in Rajanpur, one each in Pakpattan and Sahiwal district during the last 24 hours.
The Punjab Health Department conducted 2,551,075 tests for COVID-19 so far, while 129,102 confirmed cases recovered in the province. According to the P&SHD, services for coronavirus treatment were available in 256 hospitals across the province where 8,261 beds were reserved for the COVID-19 patients. Altogether 3,744 beds were equipped with oxygen facility and 420 beds had been occupied so far.
The Punjab Health Department allocated 665 ventilators for coronavirus patients and 357 ventilators were in use currently. So far 2,896 healthcare workers got infected while performing their duties.