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COVID-19 claims 9 more lives, infects 296 others

KARACHI: As many as nine more patients of the coronavirus died overnight, lifting the death toll to 4,301. Moreover, 296 new cases emerged after 9,077 tests were conducted.

In a recent statement, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that nine more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 4,301 that constituted a 1.6 per cent death rate.

Shah said that 9,077 samples were tested, which detected 296 cases that constituted a 3.3 per cent current detection rate. He added that so far, 2,967,917 tests have been conducted against which 256,740 cases were diagnosed, of which 93.5 per cent or 240,057 patients have recovered, including 771 overnight. The CM said that 12,382 patients were currently under treatment; of them, 11,946 were in home isolation, 11 at isolation centres and 425 at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 387 patients was stated to be critical, including 55 who have been shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 296 new cases, 159 have been detected from Karachi, including 73 from East, 25 South, 22 Central, 17 West, 13 Malir, and 9 Korangi. Hyderabad has 33, Jamshoro 28, Ghotki 25, Dadu 15, Jacobabad 8, Umerkot 5, Mirpurkhas and Tando Muhammad Khan 4 each, Sukkur 2, Kashmore, Nausheroferoze, and Shikarpur and Larkana 1 each.

The Chief Minister urged the people of the province to follow SOPs.

February 24, 2021

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