KARACHI: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed 19 more lives and infected as many as 889 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh.
In a statement on the daily COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that 19 more people succumbed to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 1993. He maintained that 7977 samples were tested today, which detected 889 new cases of COVID-19.
The chief minister said that 654 more COVID-19 patients recuperated today, taking the number of recovered patients to 92,037 in the province.
Currently, 18,977 patients are under treatment, of them 18,169 in home isolation, 65 at isolation centres, the chief minister said.
Murad Ali Shah said that 525 patients are in critical condition in Sindh, of whom 74 are on ventilators.
Of the total 889 fresh cases, 395 were detected in Karachi, including 121 in District East, 93 in District South, 65 in District Central, 46 in Malir, 41 in Korangi, and 29 in District West. – TLTP