Pertaining to the outbreak of COVID-19 in a third wave across the country, Sindh on Tuesday reported 9 deaths with 1122 newly infected COVID-19 patients across the province.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Tuesday.
CM Murad said that 15,297 samples were tested which detected 1122 cases. He added that 266,388 patients have recovered, including 612 overnight.
The CM said that currently, 15,247 patients were under treatment, of them 14,620 were in home isolation, 7 at isolation centers and 620 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 584 patients was stated to be critical, including 44 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 1122 new cases, 427 have been detected from Karachi, including 211 from East, 112 South, 15 Malir, 12 Korangi, 58 Central, and 19 West.
The novel coronavirus has claimed 161 more lives across Pakistan over the previous 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 18,310.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 3,377 new infections emerged when 37,587 samples were tested during the same period. The positivity rate of new cases was recorded at 8.98%, the NCOC said.
The countrywide tally of confirmed cases currently stands at 837,523 with the addition of 3,377 new cases. Thus far, 733,062 patients have recuperated from the disease with 5,018 in the past 24 hours.
Witnessing minor drops in Covid-19 patients across the country, the current recorded ratio of patients has culminated at 5,326.