COVID-19 claims 18 more lives, infects 922 others: Murad

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 18 more patients died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,793 and 922 new cases emerged when 10,945 samples were tested.

A statement issued here from CM house on Sunday, he said that eighteen more patients lost their lives overnight lifting the death toll to 3,793 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 10,945 samples were tested which diagnosed 922 cases that constituted 8.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,577,063 tests have been conducted against which 235,576 cases were detected, of them 91 percent or 213,624 patients have recovered, including 691 overnight.

The CM Sindh said that currently 18,159 patients were under treatment, of them 17,190 were in home isolation, 13 at isolation centers and 956 in different hospital. He added that the condition of 872 patients was stated to be critical, including 89 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 922 new cases, 721 have been detected from Karachi, including 219 from South, 190 East, 141 Central, 84 Korangi, 59 Malir and 28 West. Hyderabad has 38 cases, Dadu 32, Mirpurkhas 17, Badin 13, Nausheroferoze and Khairpur 11 each, Larkana 9, Jamshoro 8, Kashmor 6, Ghotki and Umerkot 5 each, Shaheed Benazirabad 4, Sujawal 3, Kamber 2, Tharparkar, Sukkur and Thatta 1 each. The chief minister urged people of the province to follow COVID19 standard operating procedures (SOPs). 22 deaths, 734 new cases of coronavirus reported in Punjab: The COVID-19 pandemic claimed another 22 lives with 734 new cases in Punjab during the last 24 hours.

According to the data shared by the spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) here on Sunday, the number of coronavirus cases in the province reached 149,222 with 4,409 death toll.

The P&SHD confirmed that 477 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore,6 in Sheikhupura, 6 in Kasur, 13 in Nankana Sahib, 18 in Rawalpindi, 7 in Jehlum, 1 in Gujranwala, 8 in Mandi Bahauddin, 4 in Hafizabad, 14 in Sialkot, 4 in Narowal, 29 in Gujrat, 28 in Faisalabad, 3 in Jhang, 1 in Layyah, 8 in Toba Tek Singh, 1 in Chiniot, 25 in Sargodha, 3 in Mianwali, 9 in Khushab, 2 in Bhakkar, 24 in Multan, 7 in Vehari, 2 in Khanewal, 1 in Lodhran, 1 in Dera Ghazi Khan,1 in Muzaffargarh, 8 in Bahawalpur, 2 in Pakpattan, 19 in Okara and 2 in Sahiwal district during the last 24 hours. The Punjab health department conducted 2,698,527 tests for COVID-19 so far while 133,952 confirmed cases recovered altogether in the province.