KARACHI - Fortunately no death stemming from coronavirus reported on Sunday; however, 240 new cases emerged when 8,797 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued from CM House on Sunday. Murad Ali Shah said that fortunately no death was reported on Sunday. He said that 8,797 samples were tested which detected 240 cases that constituted 2.7 percent current detection rate. The CM added that so far 3,334,372 tests have been conducted against which 266,617 cases were diagnosed, of them 96.3 percent or 256,706 patients have recovered, including 64 overnight. Murad Ali Shah said that currently 5,402 patients were under treatment, of them 5,099 were in home isolation, 10 at isolation centres and 293 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 266 patients was stated to be critical, including 31 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 240 new cases, 98 have been detected from Karachi, including 42 from East, 27 from South, 11 from Central, 8 from Korangi, Malir and West 5 each.
Hyderabad has 51, Larkana 8, Sanghar, Umerkot and Tando Allahyar 6 each, Khairpur, Tando Muhammad Khan and Shaheed Benazirabad 5 each, Badin, Kamber, Nausheroferoze and Ghotki 4 each, Jacobabad, Thatta and Shikarpur 3 each, Dadu, Matiari and Kashmore 2 each, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur 1 each.
The CM urged people of the province to follow SOPs.