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Coronavirus claims 17 more lives, 556 new cases detected

Karachi, November 05, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 17 more patients of coronavirus died overnight in Sindh, lifting the death toll to 2,664 while 556 new cases emerged when 11530 tests were conducted.

In a statement issued here from CM House, he said that the virus death ratio in Sindh had been recorded at 1.8 percent. Shah said that 11,530 samples were tested against which 556 new cases were diagnosed that constituted 4.8 percent current detection rate. He added that so far, 1,693,488 tests had been conducted which detected 148,343 cases, of them 95 percent or 139,866 had recovered, including 233 overnight.

The CM said that currently, 5,813 patients were under treatment, of them 5,534 in home isolation, four at isolation centers and 275 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 201 patients was stated to be critical, of them 30 had been shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 556 new cases, 416 have been detected from Karachi, including 170 from East, 163 South, 43 Central, 17 Korangi, 15 Malir and eight West.

Hyderabad has 20 cases, Kambar and Shaheed Benazirabad 12 each, Jamshoro 11, Tando Mohammad Khan and Thatta eight each, Sanghar seven, Mirpurkhas six, Badin four, Sukkur, Tando Allahyar and Umerkot five each, Ghotki and Shikarpur three each, Dadu, Jacobabad and Khairpur two each, Larkana, Matiari, Naushehro Feroze and Sujawal one each. Shah warned people of Sindh to observe SOPs because the virus was again spreading widely.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019(Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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