Coronavirus Update: Karachi reports 91% of Sindh new cases
KARACHI: Sindh’s overall COVID-19 fatality tally surpassed 1,200 on June 26 when authorities in the government confirmed deaths of another 27 patients during the last 24 hours, with detection of 1,150 new infections across Sindh, including 1,050 at Karachi.
On June 26, Karachi reported 91% of the total Sindh cases, the highest proportion of new cases registered in the megapolis in recent days. The proportion of new cases recorded in the city on June 22 was 80% of the total Sindh cases, which had reduced to 45% on June 25.
The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his daily statement on COVID-19 situation in the province, revealed that as many as 5,103 samples were tested during the last 24 hours ending at 9 am on June 26 out of which 1150 were found positive for COVID-19. Thus the daily infection case rate came as 23%.
He further said that deaths of another 27 patients due to coronavirus had pushed the death toll to 1,205. However, the statement did not provide any district-wise details of the deceased people.
“A total 41992 patients have recovered from the disease, while 3,121 were under treatment, including 671 in the critical condition,” he mentioned.
According to the statement, Karachi reported 1,050 new cases, including 322 recorded in District East, 300 in South, 143 in West, 111 in Central, 88 in Malir and 86 new cases in Korangi district. The other district having registered new cases during the last 24 hours included Hyderabad (22), Jamhsoro (7), Ghotki (7), Dadu (4), Larkana (3), Sukkur (3), Umerkot (2), Sanghar (2) and Shaheed Benazirabad (1)–PNFS