KARACHI: As many as 27 more patients of COVID-19 died, lifting the death toll to 7,954, and 961 new cases emerged when 10,708 tests were conducted.
Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, stated that 27 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 7,954, constituting a 1.4 per cent death rate.
He said that 10,708 samples were tested, which detected 961 cases that constituted a 9 per cent current detection rate. He added that so far, 7,699,225 tests had been conducted against which 552,086 cases were diagnosed; of them, 91 per cent or 502,314 patients had recovered.
He asserted that currently, 41,818 patients were under treatment; of them, 41,436 were in home isolation, 33 at isolation centers, and 349 at different hospitals.
According to the statement, out of 961 new cases, 539 have been detected from Karachi. According to district wise statistics, District Malir had 309, Hyderabad 127, District East Karachi 101, District South Karachi 69, Tharparkar 38, District West Karachi 33, Jamshoro 32, Thatto 28, Jacobabad 27, Mirpurkhas 25, Matiari 24, Tando Allahyar 21, Central Karachi 19, TM Khan 18, Sukhar 13, Sanghar 12, Badin 11, Sujawal 10, Larkana and Shikarpur 9 each, Korangi 8, Umarkot 7, Khairpur 4, Dadu and Nawab Shah had one each.