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Sindh reports 17 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,199 new cases

Sindh on Saturday has reported 17 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,199 new cases.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Saturday stated that the provincial COVID-19 death tally has reached 2,816 and 1,199 new cases emerged when 11,537 tests were conducted.

CM Sindh said that 11,537 samples were tested which diagnosed 1,199 cases that constituted a 10.4 percent detection rate.

So far 1,883,799 tests have been conducted against which 162,227 cases were detected, of which 90 percent or 145,525 patients have recovered, including 382 overnight, according to Murad Ali Shah.

Currently, in Sindh 13,886 patients are under treatment, of them, 13,333 are in home isolation, nine at Isolation Centers, and 544 in different hospitals.

The condition of 477 patients is stated to be critical, of them 62 have been shifted to ventilators.

Syed Murad Ali Shah revealed that out of 1,199 new cases, 859 have been detected from Karachi, including 247 from South, 233 East, 133 West, 109 Korangi, 105 Central, and 32 Malir.

He further added that Hyderabad has 189 cases, Jamshoro 36, Dadu 18, Tando Mohammad Khan 13, Kambar nine, Ghotki six, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Sukkur five each, Sanghar three, Shikarpur and Thatta two each, Badin, Khairpur, Matiari, Naushehroferoze and Umerkot one each.

CM Sindh has urged people to take COVID-19 SOPs seriously and to keep washing or sanitizing hands frequently, wear masks while going out, and avoid handshakes to stay safe.

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