Sindh edges close to 100,000 Covid-19 cases

23 more deaths, 1,736 fresh cases reported in province


Our Correspondent July 08, 2020
A total of 533,540 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in Sindh so far, of which 99,362 have been positive. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

KARACHI:

As many as 1,736 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in the province overnight, taking the virus tally to 99,362, revealed Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday.

In a statement, he added that 23 more people had also succumbed to the contagious disease, pushing the provincial death toll to 1,637.

According to Shah, 533,540 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in Sindh so far, of which 99,362 have been positive.

"Our detection ratio stands at 19 per cent, which is high and worrisome," said the chief minister.

He further stated that 41,352 patients were currently under treatment in the province, of whom 39,199 were in home isolation, 1,801 were being treated at different hospitals and 352 were quarantined at isolation centres.

Moreover, he added that 655 patients were in critical condition and 75 were on ventilators.

On a positive note, however, he said that 1,697 more patients had recuperated from the virus, which took the total number of recovered patients to 56,373 with a recovery rate around 57 per cent.

As many as 764 of the newly-reported cases were reported in Karachi alone, stated CM Shah, adding that 317 cases were reported in South district, 179 in East, 110 in Central, 65 in Malir, 58 in Korangi and 35 in West district.

Furthermore, Hyderabad saw 123 new Covid-19 cases, Ghotki 122, Khairpur 77, Dadu 53, Qambar-Shahdadkot 46, Shaheed Benazirabad 40, Shikarpur 38, Jamshoro 36, Sukkur 33, Kashmore 32, Tando Allahyar 30, Umerkot 29, Jacobabad 22, Larkana 16, Mirpurkhas 14, Badin eight, Naushero Feroze seven, Sanghar four, and Matiari and Tando Muhammad Khan one each.


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