Karachi, March 17, 2021 (PPI-OT): As many as 1 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,469 and 384 new cases emerged when 10,590 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Wednesday. He added that 1 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,469 that constituted 1.7 percent death rate.
Mr. Shah said that 10,590 samples were tested which detected 384 cases that constituted 3.6 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 3,172,228 tests have been conducted against which 262,206 cases were diagnosed, of them 96.6 percent or 253,237 patients have recovered, including 196 overnight. The CM said that currently 4,500 patients were under treatment, of them 4,206 were in home isolation, 9 at isolation centers and 285 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 256 patients was stated to be critical, including 40 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 384 new cases, 150 have been detected from Karachi, including 41 from East, 35 South, 27 Malir, 24 Central, 21 Korangi and 2 West. Badin has 39, Hyderabad 27, Matiari 22, Sanghar 14, Tando Allahyar 13, Mirpurkhas 11, Kamber 10, Jacobabad 8, Nausheroferoze, Sujawal, Sukkur, Umerkot and Shikarpur 7 each, Ghotki and Jamshoro 6 each, Khairpur 5, Larkana 3, Kashmore 2 and Dadu 1. The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.
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