Pandemic claims another 41 lives in Sindh

Sindh confirms over 2,100 Covid infections

Our Correspondent August 12, 2021
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS


Another 41 people succumbed to the coronavirus in Sindh, which reported over 2,100 new cases on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister's House, 2,145 new cases emerged when 19,978 samples were tested for the contagion.

The provincial pandemic tally and death toll rose to 406,092 and 6,316, respectively, with the recent cases, said Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. Another 1,971 persons also recovered from the infection overnight, added Shah, bringing the number of recoveries thus far to 351,579.

The CM said that 48,197 persons were under treatment for the virus in Sindh. Of them, 46,694 were in home isolation, 40 at isolation centres and 1,463 at different hospitals. The condition of 1,301 patients was stated to be critical, with at least 106 shifted to ventilators.

Of the 2,145 new cases, 1,447 were detected in Karachi.

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Meanwhile, Hyderabad reported 160 new cases, Matiari 49, Badin 39, Mirpurkhas 36, Shaheed Benazirabad as many, Sujawal 35, Tharparkar 29, Umarkot 29, Thatta 27, Naushero Feroze 26, Dadu 25, Sukkur 23, Shikarpur 20, Tando Allahyar 19, Larkana 17, Ghotki 15, Jacobabad and Jamshoro 12 each, Kasmhore two and Tando Muhammad Khan one.

Sharing vaccination data the CM said 8,394,142 vaccines had been administered thus far, which constituted 25.19 percent of the vaccine eligible population.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2021.


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