KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 4064 tests were conducted, which produced 14.6 percent or 593 positive cases. “We have conducted 99,117 tests against which diagnosed 12,610 cases as positive, which were 12.7 percent of the total cases.”
Talking about causalities, Murad Shah said that 18 patients died, which was the highest number since March 19 when the first death stemming from coronavirus was reported, he said adding that so far, 218, or 1.7 percent of the total patients, have died.
He said that at present, 10,163 patients were under treatment, out of which 8668 or 85 percent were in home isolation, 915 or nine percent were in the Isolation Centers, and 590 or 6 percent were in different hospitals. He lamented that 82 patients were in critical condition, including 14 on ventilators.
Sharing the data of Karachi, Mr Shah said that out of 593 new cases, Karachi shared 412 cases. They include 124 in district South, 92 in East, 63 in Central, 51 in Korangi, 45 in West, and 37 in Malir.
He noted that Jacobabad reported 41 new cases of the coronavirus, Hyderabad 24, Ghotki 22, Sukkur nine, Tando Allahyar four, Larkana three, and two each in Tando Mohammad Khan and Khairpur.
He said that 68 patients had recovered. The number of patients recovered so far has reached 2149, which constituted 18 percent of the total patients, he said.
Paying rich tribute to nurses, doctors, and paramedical staff, the Chief Minister said that May 12 was commemorated as International Nursing Day because on the day, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born. “I am really thankful to the nurses, doctors, and paramedical staff for rendering their services selflessly,” he said. Our healthcare workers are our frontline soldiers, and their lives were as precious as that of others; however, they are more important because they work to save the lives of others, he said.