KARACHI: As many as 1,667 new cases of coronavirus emerged and 20 patients succumbed to the virus over the past 24 hours, stated Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a press statement issued from CM House on Thursday.
He said that the highest number of 8,390 tests were conducted against which 1,667 new cases emerged that constituted 20 per cent of the tests.
“A total of 208,843 samples have been tested which produced 33,536 cases that came to 16.1pc of the total tests.”
Mr Shah said 20 more patients died lifting the death toll to 575, which came to 1.7pc of the total patients. He said that 366 patients were in critical condition, of them 66 were put on ventilator.
According to Mr Shah, at present 16,179 patients were under treatment and 14,910 of them were in home isolation, 99 at isolation centres and 1,170 at different hospitals.
He said that the recovery rate of the coronavirus patients in Sindh had come to 50.1pc. “Our 764 patients recovered overnight and returned to normal life. The number of patients recovered so far has reached 16,782,” he added.
Giving district-wise details, the CM said that out of 1,667 cases, Karachi had 1,311 new cases, of them 312 in East, 271 Korangi, 257 South, 241 West, 143 Central, and 87 Malir.
He said that Hyderabad had 42, Ghotki 38, Kashmore 32, Khairpur 25, Sukkur 24, Larkana 22, Shaheed Benazirabad 21, Dadu and Sujawal 11 cases each, Shikarpur 10, Badin eight, Jamshoro seven, Sanghar five, Jacobabad, Qambar, Umerkot, and Tando Mohammad Khan have three cases each, and Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Matiari have one case each.
The chief minister urged people to be careful and adopt precautionary measures to defeat the pandemic.
Published in Dawn, June 5th, 2020