Sindh reports 93 new cases, death toll now 30: CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that 93 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the province during the past 24 hours, while two more patients succumbed to the infection.
“389 of the diagnosed patients recovered and discharged from the hospitals. A total of 30 people have died from novel coronavirus across the province so far,” he confirmed in a statement Sunday.
The Chief Minister said that during last 24 hours 569 tests were conducted, of them 93 were diagnosed as positive. “The number of tests conducted so far comes to 13309 while tally of the positive cases has risen to 1411,” he said.
The chief minister said that during last 24 hours two more patient died and the death toll of reached to 30 or 2.1 percent of the total patients. The number of patients recovered during the last 24 hours is 18, Shah said and added so far 389 patients have recovered and returned
to their respective home. The percentage of cured patients in terms of the total positive cases is 28 percent, the chief minister calculated.
Giving details of the patients, Shah said that at present 645 were in home isolation, 60 at Isolation Centers and 992 under treatment at different hospitals of the province.
Talking about frequency of the age of the patients, Shah said that 71 patients were between 1 to 10 years, 118 between 11 to 20 years, 311 between 21 to 30 year, 260 between of 31 to 40 years, 196 of 41 to 50 years, 226 between 51 to 60 years, 152 between 61 to70 years, 47 between 71 to 80 years and five between 81 to 90 years. “This shows that the people of every age is prone to the virus, therefore we all have to be careful in our movement and must maintain social distancing even at home,” he urged the people.
The chief minister also disclosed a new data under which he said 68.3 percent male and 31.7 percent female have been affected. “The ratio show that the male members have been affected more than the female because male members frequently go out of their homes and do not care of social distancing as has been advised by the experts,” he said and added then
the male members become carriers of the virus and bring it back to their homes.
The chief minister, once again urged the people of the province to maintain social distancing, observe lockdown properly, otherwise we would not be able to contain the virus.
It must be noted that eleven union councils in Karachi’s East district had been completely locked down on to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Sindh government is also set to boost its Covid-19 testing capacity as the consignment containing 50,000 new kits have reached the provincial capital on Saturday.
According to details, the provincial government procured these kits to ramp up its capacity to test more suspected patients of coronavirus that has infected more than 1,300 people across the province with 28 deaths from the contagion so far.
Meanwhile, during the telephonic conversion Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on
Sunday called Balochistan CM Jam Kamal Khan and discussed the situation arising out of coronavirus in the country.
CM Murad stressed the need of carrying out joint efforts on the provincial level to fight coronavirus.
“Let provinces fight together to defeat coronavirus,” said Murad Ali Shah. Both leaders expressed concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.
Murad Ali Shah also decided to contact other chief ministers of provinces for joint efforts to fight COVID-19.
It must be noted that confirmed Coronavirus cases on Sunday reached 5038 in the country as 86 people have died from the infection till to date, according to the national dashboard.
According to the available statistics, overall 5,038 cases have been reported in the country, with 3,926 active cases.
Punjab has the highest number of infections up to 2,425, 1,318 in Sindh, 697 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 228 in Balochistan, 216 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), 119 in Islamabad and 35 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The country has conducted 61,801 COVID-19 tests including 2,805 today, whereas, the death toll jumped to 86. At least 1026 patients have recovered from the disease while 37 still in critical condition. – NNI

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