Coronavirus Update: Infections surge in Karachi again
The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his COVID-19 statement of August 12, revealed that the provincial tally of infection deaths had reached to 2297 as nine more patients lost their lives across the province.
No breakdown of districts and hospitals where the patients died or any details about gender and age of the patients were given in the statement, however.
According to him, 4,460 were receiving treatment for the infection in the province on August 12, including 394 at hospitals, eight at isolation centres and 4,258 at homes, of which 208 were in critical condition, while 40 were given the ventilator intervention.
The district-wise breakdown of patients for August 12 came as: Karachi (211 new cases), Hyderabad (18), Jacobabad (12), Badin (12), Sukkur (10), Kambar Shadadkot (9), Tando Mohammad Khan (9), Shaheed Benazirabad (8), Tando Allahyar (8), Larkana (7), Umerkot (7), Mirpurkhas (6), Shikarpur (5), Thatta (5), Matiari (4), Khairpur (2), Dadu (1), Ghotki (1) and Sanghar (1).
Meanwhile, eight patients who died on August 11 included seven from Karachi and one from Hyderabad. Two of the patients in question lost their lives at homes, according to an official report.
As of August 11, as many as 16,599 people were living with COVID-19 in the country, including 4,629 from Sindh–PNFS