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COVID deaths rising in Pakistan with Karachi hard hit

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said six more patients died overnight, lifting the death toll to 3,164. Moreover, 1,260 new cases emerged after 8,464 samples were tested.

As per a statement issued from the CM house, six more patients lost their lives to COVID overnight, lifting the death toll to 3,164 that constituted a 1.6 percent death rate.

Shah said that 8,464 samples were tested, which diagnosed 1,260 cases that constituted a 14.9 percent current death rate. He added that 2,156,710 tests had been conducted against which 196,960 cases were detected, of which 85.4 percent or 168,209 patients had recovered, including 866 overnight.

The CM said that 25,589 patients were currently under treatment; of them, 24,572 were in home isolation, 16 at isolation centers, and 1,001 in a different hospital. He added that the condition of 781 patients was critical, including 86 who have been shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 1,260 new cases, 1,041 have been detected from Karachi, including 327 from South, 294 Central, 128 Korangi, 124 Central, 104 South, and 64 Malir. Hyderabad has 44 cases, Dadu 22, Shaheed Benazirabad 19, Nausheroferoze 15, Jamshoro 12, Mirpurkhas 10, Khairpur, Tando Mohammad Khan, Larkana and Ghotki eight each, Umarkot and Kamber six each, Shikarpur and Badin four each, Sukkur, Sanghar and Jacobabad two each, and Matiari one.

The CM has urged the people of the province to follow SOPs issued by the government.

-MN Report

December 16, 2020

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