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CM Murad tests positive for coronavirus

Karachi: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was recently diagnosed as COVID-19 positive and went into home isolation.

In a statement issued here from CM House, the chief minister said that earlier, he felt light fever, therefore, he got his PCR test done which detected him as COVID-19 positive.

He said that he had isolated himself in his home, adding that sometimes he was feeling light fever, otherwise with the grace of God he did not have serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, in another statement, he said that as many as four more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 2,751 and 848 new cases emerged when 11,596 samples were tested raising the tally to 156,528.

Currently, the chief minister said, as many as 10,525 patients were under treatment, of the 10,020 in-home isolation, six at isolation centres and 499 at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 376 patients was stated to be critical, including 37 shifted to ventilators.

The chief minister said that out of 848 new cases, 592 were detected in Karachi, including 264 in East, 152 in South, 76 in Central, 43 in Korangi, 31 in Malir and 26 in West.

He said that Hyderabad had 81 cases, Jamshoro 29, Sukkur and Thatta 13 each, Shaheed Benazirabad and Dadu 11 each, Tando Allahyar nine, Shikarpur and Tando Mohammad Khan seven each, Qambar, Larkana and Matiari five each, Jacobabad and Naushahro Feroze four each, Badin and Ghotki three each, Kashmore two, and Mirpurkhas and Tharparkar had one case each.

-MN Report
November 17, 2020

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