COVID-19 claims 22 lives, infects 953 others

F.P. Report
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 22 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll 3,582 and 953 new cases emerged when 11,771 samples were tested.
In a statement issued here from CM House on Friday, he said that 22 more patients of COVID-19 died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,582 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
He said that 11,771 samples were tested which diagnosed 953 cases that constituted eight percent current detection rate.
He added that so far 2,372,424 tests have been conducted against which 216,632 cases were detected, of them 90.5 percent or 196,134 have recovered, including 714 overnight.
The CM Sindh said that currently 16,916 patients were under treatment, of them 16,131 were in home isolation, 11 at isolation centers and 774 at different hospitals.
He added that the condition of 701 patients was stated to be critical, including 73 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 953 new cases, 792 have been detected from Karachi, including 276 from South, 217 East, 126 Korangi, 80 Central, 50 West and 43Malir. Hyderabad has 34 cases, Mirpurkhas and Shaheed Benazirabad 14 each, Sujawal 12, Tando Allahyar and Jamshoro eight each, Larkana seven, Kambar and Khairpur six each, Naushehroferoze, Tando Mohammad Khan and Thatta four each, Badin, Jacobabad and Umerkot three each.
COVID-19 claims 29 more lives, 659 new cases reported in Punjab: The COVID-19 claimed another 29 lives in the province whereas 659 new cases were reported on Friday.
According to the data shared by the spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (PP&SHD) ,the number of coronavirus cases in the province reached 138,608 while the total deaths were recorded 4,042.
The PP&SHD confirmed that 330 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore, two in Kasur, one in Sheikhupura, two in Nankana Sahib, 79 in Rawalpindi, four in Attock, seven in Jehlum, one in Chakwal, five in Gujranwala,13 in Sialkot, one in Narowal, four in Gujrat, 41 in Faisalabad, six in Toba Tek Singh, four in Jhang, three in Chineot,13 in Sargodha,19 in Mianwali, nine in Bhakkar,21 in Multan, seven in Vehari, seven in Khanewal, three in Dera Ghazi Khan, 24 in Bahawalpur,18 in Bahawalnagar, six in Rahimyar Khan, seven in Rajanpur, one in Okara,15 in Pakpatan and six new cases were reported in Sahiwal during the last 24 hours. The Punjab health department conducted 2,457,310 tests for COVID-19 so far while 123,598 confirmed cases recovered in the province.