As many as nine more patients of the novel coronavirus disease died overnight in Sindh lifting the provincial death toll to 4,667 while 888 new cases emerged when 16,469 tests were conducted, according to a statement issued by the Sindh Chief Minister's House on Sunday.
Another 444 persons also recovered from the virus, bringing the provincial tally of recoveries to 265,276.
The CM said that 15,682 patients were under treatment for the contagion as of Sunday. Of them, 15,052 were in home isolation, six at isolation centres and 624 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 586 patients was critical, with at least 52 shifted to ventilators.
Out of the 888 new cases, 230 were detected in Karachi.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad reported 200 new cases, Qamber Shahdadkot 61, Matiari 51, Umerkot 39, Sujawal 33, Ghotki and Shikarpur 31 each, Larkana 29, Jamshoro 25, Khairpur and Naushero Feroze 20 each, Shaheed Benazirabad and Sukkur 19 each, Thatta 18, Tando Muhammad Khan 14, Dadu 12, Tando Allahyar six, Mirpurkhas five, Sanghar two, Jacobabad one.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 3rd, 2021.