699 fresh coronavirus cases reported in Sindh: Murad


KARACHI: As many as 699 new cases of the novel coronavirus were detected in Sindh over the past 24 hours, rising the tally of infections to 24,206 across the province, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Wednesday.
Among 699 fresh cases, 559 have been diagnosed in Karachi, Shah said.
In a video statement on the coronavirus situation on Wednesday, Chief Minister Shah said that 2,177 tests were conducted in Sindh during 24 hours, while six more people died from COVID-19, taking the number of fatalities to 380 in the province.
A total of 163,805 tests have been conducted in the province, the CM said. He said 235 coronavirus patients have been in critical condition and 42 of them are on ventilators.
The tally of total coronavirus patients under treatment in Sindh has been 14,556 and 12,836 among them were under treatment at homes. While 793 being kept at isolation centres, 927 patients have been admitted at various hospitals across the province, Murad Ali Shah said.
He said, 755 more patients have recuperated from the disease and discharged to their homes as the number of people defeating the deadly virus has reached to 9270 mark.
Murad Ali Shah has appealed people to follow precautionary measures to defeat the COVID-19.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan on Wednesday jumped to 59,151 after the country reported 1,441 new cases during last 24 hours.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 28 more deaths from coronavirus were reported in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities now stands at 1,225.
As per breakup, 21,118 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 23507 in Sindh, 8259 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3536 in Balochistan, 1879 in Islamabad, 638 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 214 in Azad Kashmir.
So far 19,142 patients have recovered from the deadly virus, while 38,784 are still under treatment. – NNI