Sind’s coronavirus tally has surged to 78, 267 with 1,949 new cases reported on Saturday.
According to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the province sees the highest spike of 22 percent in new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Meanwhile, the province has reported 38 deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,243.
According to CM Shah, 696 patients are in critical condition and 116 are on ventilators.
He further added that 1,452 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours.
CM further stated that Sindh has witnessed 1150 new cases of Covid-19 out of tested 5103 samples while 27 more patients lost their lives lifting the death toll to 1205.
In a statement issued here from the CM House, Murad Shah told that 5103 tests were conducted which detected 1150 new cases that constituted a 22 percent detection rate.
“This is one of the highest rates and we have to control it by following the guidelines issued by the experts, the government, and the WHO,” he said.
He added that so far 414248 samples have been tested which detected 76318 cases all over Sindh. “This constitutes an overall 18.4 percent detection rate,” he said.
According to the CM, 27 more patients died lifting the death toll to 1205 which constitutes a 1.5 percent death rate.
He said that 1252 patients recovered overnight and the number of patients recovered so far has reached 41992 that constituted a 55 percent recovery ratio.
According to CM Sindh, out of 1150 new cases of Covid-19, 1050 belonged to Karachi, they include 322 East, 300 South, 143 West, 111 Central, 88 Malir, and 86 Korangi.
Hyderabad has 22 new cases, Jamshoro and Ghotki seven each, Dadu four, Larkana, Sukkur and Thatta three each and Umerkot and Sanghar two each and Shaheed Benazirabad one case.