KARACHI (Feb 3): As many as 3 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,036 and 649 new cases emerged when 12,035 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Wednesday. He added that 3 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,036 that constituted a 1.6 percent death rate.

Mr. Shah said that 12,035 samples were tested which detected 649 cases that constituted 5.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 2,757,188 tests have been conducted against which 248,918 cases were diagnosed, of the 91 percent or 226,017 patients have recovered, including 720 overnight.

The CM said that currently, 18,865 patients were under treatment, of the 18,134 were in home isolation, 15 at isolation centers, and 716 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 654 patients was stated to be critical, including 69 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 649 new cases, 359 have been detected from Karachi, including 199 from East, 98 South, 23 Central, 21 Korangi, 11 West, and 7 Malir. Hyderabad has 108, Sujawal 16, Shaheed Benazirabad 13, Jamshoro and Shikarpur 12 each, Thatta, Badin and Larkana 11 each, Umerkot, Kamber and Sanghar 8 each, Ghotki and Tando Allahyar 7 each, Jacobabad and Khairpur 6 each, Matiari and Nausheroferoze 5 each, Tando Muhammad Khan 3, Sukkur 2 and Dadu 1. The chief minister urged the people of the province to follow SOPs.


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