13 more COVID patients dead, 635 others infected


KARACHI: Up to 13 other coronavirus patients died overnight, bringing the death toll to 3,888. In addition, 635 new cases emerged after taking 6,041 tests.

This is what Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in a recently released statement. He added that 13 more patients with COVID-19 lost their lives and the death toll increased to 3,888, a 1.6 percent death rate.

Shah said 6,041 samples were tested, which detected 635 cases, giving a current detection rate of 10.5 percent. He added that 2,632,545 tests have been done to date, of which 240,570 cases have been diagnosed, of which 91 percent, or 218,688 patients, have recovered, including 825 overnight.

The CM said 17,994 patients were currently under treatment; Of these, 17,059 were in domestic isolation, 13 in isolation centers and 922 in various hospitals. He added that 848 patients were classified as critical, including 85 who were switched to ventilators.

According to the statement, of 635 new cases, 491 were discovered from Karachi, including 271 from East, 134 South, 33 Central, 22 West, 17 Malir and 14 Korangi. Hyderabad has 104 each, Shaheed Benazirabad 13, Jamshoro, Ghotki, Larkana, Dadu and Badin two and Khairpur, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Tando Allahyar and Mirpurkhas one each.

The Prime Minister urged the population of the province to follow the SOPs.



Robert Dunfee