The pandemic claimed 19 more lives in Sindh, which reported nearly 3,000 fresh infections on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister's House, 2,076 new cases were diagnosed when 20,421 samples were tested for the contagion, indicating a detection rate of 10.2 per cent.
The provincial pandemic death toll and tally rose to 4,854 and 303,306, respectively, with the recent cases, said CM Murad Ali Shah.
Another 611 patients also recovered from the infection bringing the number of recoveries in Sindh to 278,280, he added.
As of Wednesday, 20,172 persons were under treatment in Sindh for the coronavirus. Of these, 19,347 were in home isolation, 25 at isolation centres and 800 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 764 patients was stated to be critical, including 53 shifted to ventilators.
Out of the 2,076 new cases, 1,260 were detected in Karachi. These included 629 from East district, 258 South, 144 Central, 109 Malir, 95 Korangi and 25 West.
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Meanwhile, Hyderabad reported 252 fresh cases, Sukkur 111, Jamshoro 51, Larkana 44, Dadu 34, Badin 28, Thatta and Umerkot 26 each, Mirpurkhas 21, Matiari 17, Ghotki and Khairpur 16 each, Shikarpur 15, Tando Muhammad Khan 13, Kamber Shahdadkot and Shaheed Benazirabad eight each, Kashmore five and Jacobabad two. Citizens were urged to follow the coronavirus-mandates standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2021.