Sunday September 26, 2021

Hospitalisation on the rise as Covid-19 claims eight more lives

Hospitalisation on the rise as Covid-19 claims eight more lives

Covid-19 claimed eight more lives in Sindh during 24 hours (July 22), taking the death toll to 5,793, while the condition of 1,052 patients was said to be critical.

As many as 919 new cases emerged when 10,032 tests were conducted, showing a 9.2 per cent detection rate, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in his daily Covid-19 situation report on Friday. He added that with eight more deaths, the coronavirus fatality rate stood at 1.6 per cent.

So far 4,857,444 tests have been conducted and 363,084 people diagnosed with the viral disease. Of them, 88.8 per cent, or 321,418, of the patients have recovered, including 489 overnight.

Currently 34,873 patients were said to be under treatment -- 33,670 in home isolation, 69 at isolation centres and 1,134 at hospitals. The condition of 1,052 patients was stated to be critical, including 76 shifted onto ventilators.

According to the chief minister, of the 919 new cases, 673 were detected in Karachi: 363 in District East, 118 in District South, 73 in District Korangi, 71 in District Central, 34 in District Malir and West in District 14.

The Sanghar district reported 37 new cases, Hyderabad 32, Badin 17, Thatta 16, Umerkot 15, Mirpurkhas 14, Naushero Feroze nine, Jamshoro and Tharparkar seven each, Kashmore and Khairpur four each, Shaheed Benazirabad and Shikarpur two each, and Sukkur one.