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13 more COVID patients dead, 635 others infected

KARACHI: As many as 13 more patients of the coronavirus died overnight, lifting the death toll to 3,888. Moreover, 635 new cases emerged after 6,041 tests were conducted.

This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a recently issued statement. He added that 13 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 3,888 that constituted a 1.6 percent death rate.

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

The CM said that currently, 17,994 patients were under treatment; of them, 17,059 were in home isolation, 13 at isolation centers, and 922 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 848 patients was stated to be critical, including 85 who have been shifted to ventilators.

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

The chief minister urged the people of the province to follow SOPs.

January 27, 2021

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