KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Thursday that the coronavirus claimed 40 more lives in the province during the last 24 hours while infected 1,538 others.
In a statement issued here from the CM House, Murad Shah said that 40 more patients lost their lives while struggling against the virus, lifting the death toll to 1,677 that showed 1.6 percent death rate.
He further said that at the same time 1,538 new patients were detected when 9,860 samples were tested that constituted 16 percent detection rate.
The CM added that so far 543400 tests had been conducted in Sindh, which had helped identify 100900 patients. 'Thus overall detection rate stands at 19 percent,' he said.
The Sindh CM said that currently 41,596 patients were under treatment, of whom 39,697 were in home isolation, 399 were at isolation centres and 1,500 were at different hospitals.
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He added that currently 581 patients were stated to be in a critical condition. 'The figures include 75 those patients who have been shifted onto the ventilators,' he disclosed. According to Syed Murad Ali Shah, 1,254 more patients recovered during the last one day and resumed their normal life. 'The...