COVID-19 claims 18 more patients, infects 817 others 

Karachi, September 15, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 18 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,210 and 817 new cases emerged when 16,935 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Wednesday. He added that 18 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,210 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.

Mr. Shah said that 16,935 samples were tested which detected 817 cases that constituted 4.8 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 5,797,878 tests have been conducted against which 447,050 cases were diagnosed, of them 89.6 percent or 400,523 patients have recovered, including 496 overnight. The CM said that currently 39,317 patients were under treatment, of them 38,622 were in home isolation, 35 at isolation centres and 660 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 588 patients was stated to be critical, including 54 shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 817 new cases, 226 have been detected from Karachi, including 98 from East, 39 Central, 30 South, 22 Korangi, 21 Malir and 16 West. Hyderabad has 103, Thatta 61, Sujawal 46, Badin and Sanghar 31 each, Jamshoro and Tando Allahyar 30 each, Tharparkar 29, Matiari and Umerkot 27 each, Dadu and Sukkur 25 each, Tando Muhammad Khan 19, Naushero Feroze 18, Mirpurkhas and Shikarpur 15 each, Jacobabad 11, Ghotki 10, Larkana and Shaheed Benazirabad 8 each and Khairpur 1. Murad Ali Shah urged people to abide by the SOPs issued by the government.

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