KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that 48 more patients of the novel coronavirus lost their lives overnight, lifting the death toll to 1,795 while the virus infected 1,713 others, raising the tally to 105,533.

This he said in a statement issued here from CM House.

He said that 48 more deaths had constituted 1.7 per cent death rate. “Overnight 1,519 more patients recovered,” he said and added that the number of patients recovered so far came to 60,958 that constituted 58pc recovery.

The CM said that 10,276 samples were tested against which 1,713 new cases were detected that constituted 17pc detection rate.

He added that so far 574,767 samples were tested, which diagnosed 105,533 cases that constituted 18pc overall detection rate.

He said that currently 42,780 patients were under treatment, of them 41,179 in home isolation, 400 at isolation centres and 1,201 at different hospitals.

He added that the condition of 743 patients was stated to be critical, of them 112 shifted to ventilators.

Mr Shah said that out of 1,713 new cases 715 were detected from all the districts of Karachi division. They include 325 in district South, 143 in East, 78 in Central, 73 in Malir, 66 in Korangi and 30 cases in West.

He said that Khairpur had 172, Larkana 62, Shikarpur 59, Matiari 55, Mirpurkhas 46, Ghotki 41, Sanghar 35, Dadu 32, Kambar 32, Tando Mohammad Khan 31, Thatta 27, Jamshoro 26, Hyderabad 24, Tando Allahyar 21, Jacobabad 19, Badin 18, Kashmore 14, Umerkot 11, Shaheed Benazirabad 10, Sukkur and Naushehro Feroze seven each and Sujawal had two new cases.

Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2020