Coronavirus Update: Karachi’s fatality rate double than rest of Sindh
It’s the responsibility of the government now to rush a review of the service delivery and patient management at different hospitals, particularly those reporting deaths frequently or having a patient-load matching not to their equipment and manpower including the special and experienced hands.
In addition, the Karachi Expo Centre coronavirus facility had 10 ICU beds and 116 HDU beds vacant, Social Security Kidney Hospital had 11 ICU beds unoccupied, Kulsoom Bai Valika Hospital had 12 ICU and 12 HDU beds vacant, DUHS Hospital had 62 HDU beds vacant, Services Hospital had 40 HDU beds vacant, AKU Hospital had 23 HDU beds vacant, CHK had 117 HDU beds vacant, Lyari General Hospital had 145 HDU beds vacant and Ziauddin Hospital, North Nazimabad, had 23 HDU beds vacant, among others.
Those who died during the last 24 hours ending on afternoon of July 12 included 33 men and 15 women.
The COVID-19 infected men (33 in number) who lost their lives at Karachi aged from 35 to 88 years, while 14 women deceased were in the age brackets of 30 to 88 years. A 35-year old woman died at Hyderabad.
However, the health department officials or other government functionaries were silent over the hospital or home status of the people who succumbed to COVID-19.
A hospital wise distribution of deaths that occurred in Karachi, as of July 11, showed that 106 COVID-19 patients died at AKUH, 187 died at CHK, 129 at Indus Hospital, 192 at JPMC, 185 at DUHS Hospital, 144 at SIUT, 73 at Trauma Centre, 74 at Ziauddin Hospital (ZU) North Nazimabad, 47 at ZU Hospital North Nazimabad, 55 at Lyari General Hospital, among others.
A provincial health department summary revealed that as many as 10,276 new samples were tested by various COVID laboratories across the province during the last 24 hours.
Karachi reported the maximum 963 new cases, followed by Khairpur (172), Shikarpur (59), Larkana (59), Matiari (55), Mirpurkhas (50), Ghotki (41), Sanghar (37), Jamshoro (35), Dadu (32), Kambar Shadadkot (32), Tando Mohammad Khan (31), Thatta (27), Tando Allahyar (21), Badin (19), Jacobabad (19), Kashmore (15), Umerkot (11), Shaheed Benzirabad (10), Sukkur (8), Hyderabad (7), Naushero Feroze (7), Sujawal (2) and Tharparkar (1)–PNFS