Coronavirus Update: Interventional gaps in management of patients feared
Of the patients admitted, 207 lost their lives at JPMC, 204 at DUHS Hospital, 201 at CHK, 158 at SIUT, 152 at Indus Hospital Korangi, 113 at AKUH, 86 at the Karachi Trauma Centre, 76 at ZU Hospital Clifton, 59 at Lyari General Hospital, 51 at ZU Hospital North Nazimabad, 33 at LUMHS Hospital Hyderabad, 23 at LNK Karachi, among others.
The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his daily statement related to COVID-19 status on July 18, informed that there were 18,761 infected people, who were receiving treatment at homes or isolation centres and hospitals across the province.
“We have 744 patients at hospitals, out of which 526 are in critical condition, while 72 required ventilators,” he added.
He further said that with 22 more COVID fatalities were reported during the last 24 hours ending July 18 morning, pushing the overall number of deceased persons to 1,974.
However, neither the Chief Minister nor the health department elaborated the fatalities in terms of their age and hospital or home and district they lived in.
According to the Chief Minister’s statement, Karachi reported 267 new cases, followed by Hyderabad (67), Khairpur (42), Sanghar (37), Sukkur (31), Shaheed Benazirabad (28), Mirpurkhas (27), Sujawal (22), Ghotki (21), Naushero Feroze (20), Dadu (18), Badin (15), Kambar Shahdadkot (13), Kashmore (13), Tando Allahyar (13), Larkana (12), Shikarpur (11), Jacobabad (7), Matiari (7), Thatta (7), Jamshoro (6), Tando Mohammad Khan (6) and Umerkot (2).
On July 17, all the COVID-19 testing laboratories, except one private and three public sector laboratories performed. Collectively they examined 9,270 samples, out of which 1,182 were found positive, including 880 new confirmed cases. The percentage of new cases among the samples came as nine.
Sindh has reported a total 112,118 cases so far, while 91,383 of them have recovered from the disease–PNFS