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COVID-19 claims 41 more lives, infects 1,726 others

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 41 patients died overnight due to the coronavirus lifting the death toll to 3,060. Moreover, 1,726 new cases emerged when 12,442 tests were conducted, raising the tally to 186,212.

In a statement issued recently, the CM said that 41 patients lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 3,060 that constituted a 1.7 percent death rate. He added that 41 deaths stemmed from COVID -19 within the past 24 hours and was the highest number ever reported in the province.

The CM said that 12,442 samples were tested, which diagnosed 1,726 cases that constituted a 13.9 per cent current detection rate. He added that so far, 2,076,519 tests have been conducted against which 186,212 patients were diagnosed, of them 87 per cent or 160,933 have recovered, including 1,352 overnight.

Shah said that currently, 22,219 patients were under treatment, of them 21,350 in-home isolation, 12 at isolation centres, and 857 at different hospitals. He added that currently, the condition of 76 patients was stated to be critical, including 76 shifted to ventilators.

According to Murad Ali Shah, out of 1,726 new cases, 1,484 have been detected from Karachi, including 584 from South, 455 East, 256 Korangi, 164 Central, 80 Malir, 71 West. Hyderabad has 43 cases, Thatta 20, Jamshoro and Sanghar 16 each, Naushehroferoze 14, Umerkot and Ghotki 12 each, Tando Allahyar and Badin 10 each, Matiari and Shikarpur nine each, Sujawal eight, Larkana and Shaheed Benazirabad six each, Jacobabad five, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur three each and Tando Mohammad Khan one each.

-MN Report

December 10, 2020

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