Fourteen more people have died due to Covid-19 and 920 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 5,566 in the province.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said in his daily situation report on the health emergency on Thursday that 16,102 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, resulting in 920 people, or six per cent of those who were screened, being diagnosed with Covid-19.
The provincial government has so far conducted 4,630,601 tests, which have resulted in 344,206 positive cases, which means that 7.4 per cent of those screened have been found to be infected, he added.
Shah said that after the latest deaths, the rate of the diagnosed people who have lost their fight with Covid-19 stands at two per cent in Sindh. He said that 22,359 people across the province are currently infected: 21,590 are in self-isolation at home, 65 at isolation centres and 704 at hospitals, while 648 patients are in critical condition, of whom 55 are on life support. He added that 398 more people have recovered during the past 24 hours, increasing the number of cured patients to 316,281, which shows the recovery rate to be 91.8 per cent.
The CM said that out of the 920 fresh cases of Sindh, 534 (or over 58 per cent) have been reported in Karachi Division: 206 of the city’s new patients are from District East, 136 from District Central, 77 from District South, 58 from District Korangi, 32 from District Malir and 25 from District West.
As for the other districts of the province, Hyderabad has reported 35 new cases, Kashmore 14, Badin 11, Dadu 10, Ghotki three, Mirpurkhas and Naushehroferoze two each, and Larkana, Sanghar, Sukkur, Thatta and Umerkot one each, he added. The chief executive reiterated his appeal to the people of Sindh that they should comply with the standard operating procedures devised by his provincial government.