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Coronavirus Update: Karachi tops in death, infection

KARACHI: Sindh constituted 39% of 526 new COVID-19 cases reported countrywide on September 12 when the authorities in Karachi confirmed detection of 205 more infections, with three related deaths during the last 24 hours across the province, taking the overall tally of the infections to 13,880 and the deaths to 2,443 for the province.
According to the data, as many as 13,797 samples were tested during 24 hours ending at 8 am on September 12 in the province.
A total of 9,091 persons were tested by the four laboratories operating in the interior districts of Sindh, with a positivity rate of 0.42%.
Meanwhile the laboratories functioning in Karachi, conducted 4,706 tests, with a positivity rate of 5%, during the same period.

It was further learnt in the case of Sindh that the maximum of people (62,657) infected by COVID-19 here fell in the age brackets of 21 to 40 years.

They were followed by group of people aged 41 to 70 years (47,788), people aged one to 20 years (13,960) and people aged 71 to 100 (3,512).

The male-female ratio of infected people remained 69.9%: 30.1% on September 12, while new infection rate was 1.48% and case fatality rate 1.9%.

The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his daily COVID-19 status statement, shared that as of September 12, there were 2,019 active patients of COVID-19 in the province, including 1,737 isolated at homes, six placed in the quarantine centres and 276 at hospitals, adding that there were 144 patients in critical condition, including 17 put on ventilators.

He further said that 557 patients recovered from the diseases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of cured patients to 127,418 for the province.

Karachi reported 123 (60%) of the new cases detected in the province during the last 24 hours, followed by Badin (17), Shikarpur (8), Hyderabad (4), Jacobabad (4), Kashmore (4), Larkana (3), Matiari (3), Mirpurkhas (3), Sanghar (3), Thatta (3), Dadu (2), Sukkur (2), Naushero Feroze (2), Shaheed Benazirabad (2), Sujawal (1), Tando Allahyar (1), Khairpur (1) and others. Three new deaths were registered in Karachi East (2) and Karachi South (1), which had 402 and 399 active patients, respectively, as of September 12. Karachi has reported in all 2,034 deaths, as of September 11–PNFS

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