Covid positivity drops to 1.9 per cent

One dies of virus as 239 new cases emerge in Sindh


Our Correspondent November 02, 2021
The word "Covid-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI:

The fourth-wave of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) finally seems to be ebbing with a substantial decline in mortalities and new cases, officials said on Monday.

One more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,569 and 239 new cases emerged when 10,866 tests were conducted in Sindh, this was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Monday.

He said that one more patient of Covid-19 lost his life lifting the death toll to 7,569 that constituted 1.6 per cent death rate. Shah said that 10,866 samples were tested which detected 239 cases that constituted 1.9 per cent current detection rate. He said that so far 6,428,399 tests have been conducted against which 469,422 cases were diagnosed, of them 95.9 per cent or 450,031 patients have recovered, including 82 overnight.

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The CM said that currently 11,822 patients were under treatment, of them 11,598 were in home isolation, 25 at isolation centers and 199 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 198 patients was stated to be critical, including 13 shifted to ventilators.

Out of 239 new cases, 31 have been detected from Karachi. Dadu has 36, Hyderabad 33, Matiari 31, Shaheed Benazirabad 22, Nausheroferoze 15, Tando Muhammad Khan 14, and Jamshoro nine.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 2nd, 2021.

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