Sunday September 19, 2021

43 more patients die as fourth wave of Covid intensifies in Sindh

43 more patients die as fourth wave of Covid intensifies in Sindh

Covid-19 has claimed 43 more lives in Sindh, mostly in Karachi, during the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 5,903 in the province, while 2,672 new cases were reported, including 2,042 in Karachi alone.

“We have seen the highest number of deaths in a single day since the start of this wave and the situation is enough to assess the severity of the pandemic in the fourth wave; therefore, we have to be alert to control the situation,” Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in his daily Covid-19 situation report on Wednesday.

He said 43 patients died overnight, taking the death toll to 5,903 that constituted 1.6 per cent death rate. He added that 2,672 news cases emerged when 20,438 tests were conducted, which came to a 13 per cent detection rate.

So far 4,947,872 tests have been conducted against which 374,417 people have tested positive. Of them 88.4 percent of 330,836 patients have recovered, including 670 overnight.

The CM said that currently 37,678 patients were under treatment -- 36,292 in home isolation, 1,341 at hospitals and 45 patients in Isolation centres. The condition of 1,181 patients was stated to be critical, including 93 shifted onto ventilators.

Out of the 2,672 new cases, 2,042 have been detected in Karachi. Sharing districts-wise statistics, Shah said Karachi reported 2,042 new cases, of them 744 in District East, 475 in District South, 404 in District Central, 209 in District Korangi, 116 in District Malir and 94 in District West.

Hyderabad reported 144 new cases, Mirpurkhas and Thatta 42 each, Sukkur and Sanghar 41 each, Badin and Tando Allahyar 37 each, Tharparkar 34, Matiari an Nawab Shah 28 each, Noushehro Feroz 26, Umarkot 13, Tando Muhammad Khan 10, Khairpur abd Ghotki seven each, Jamshoro five, Larkana four, Shikarpur three, and Sujawal, Dadu and Kashmore one case each.