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Covid infects 997 more people

The CM said that currently 17,678 patients were under treatment

Our Correspondent May 16, 2021

Around 997 cases of coronavirus infections were reported out of 10,730 tests conducted overnight with at least one fatality across the province, said a statement issued by the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Saturday.

Shah said that the detection rate has reached 9.3 per cent, "so far 3.8 million tests have been conducted against which 298,061 cases were diagnosed, of them 92.5 per cent or 275,589 patients have recovered, including 2,386 overnight."

The CM said that currently 17,678 patients were under treatment, of them 16,940 were in home isolation and 738 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 691 patients was stated to be critical, including 57 shifted to ventilators.

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According to the statement, out of 997 new cases, 267 have been detected from Karachi, including 108 from East, 58 Central, 53 Korangi, 31 South, 11 West and 6 Malir.Dadu has 185, Jamshoro 152, Shaheed Benazirabad 64, Hyderabad and Sujawal 42 each, Badin and Shikarpur 39 each, Thatta 31, Umerkot 27, Nausheroferoze 17, Kashmore, Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Allahyar 15 each, Matiari 12, Kamber nine, Sukkur eight, Mirpurkhas seven, Larkana five, Khairpur two, and Ghotki one.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2021.


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