Tuesday September 21, 2021

Covid kills 19 more, infects another 2,343 in Sindh

Covid kills 19 more, infects another 2,343 in Sindh

Nineteen more people have died due to Covid-19 and 2,343 others have tested positive for the disease during the past 24 hours in Sindh, with the death toll due to the viral coronavirus infection reaching 5,833 in the province.

The daily situation report on the health emergency released by the Sindh government on Sunday said that 18,122 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, resulting in 2,343 people, or 13 per cent of those who were screened, being diagnosed with Covid-19.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that Karachi’s positivity jumped to 24.82 per cent when 1,932 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after 7,783 samples were tested. Moreover, 1,144 patients of the viral disease are admitted in hospitals, while 1,024 of the patients are in critical condition, of whom 77 are on life support.

Out of the 1,932 fresh cases of Karachi, 698 have been reported in District East, 386 in District South, 334 in District Central, 255 in District Korangi, 148 in District Malir and 111 in District West.

The chief executive lamented that the coronavirus situation in Sindh, especially in Karachi, has been going from bad to worse because people have not been complying with the standard operating procedures.

As for other districts of the province, Hyderabad has reported 58 new cases, Matiari 55, Thatta 47, Sanghar 43 and Badin 37, concluded the government notification.

A day earlier, an official of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination had said while citing the data of the National Command & Operation Centre that Karachi had faced the highest number of hospitalisation since June last year, with 129 patients with severe symptoms of Covid-19 admitted to different public and private hospitals in the city. Blaming the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus for the surge in the Covid-19 cases in Karachi, the health official said that there were some 1,069 coronavirus patients under treatment at various hospitals in the city.