Coronavirus Update: Karachi’s share of infection 3.5 times higher than other Sindh districts
On the other hand, details of COVID-19 cases provided by the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his daily statement on August 19, suggested the percentage of Karachi in the entire newly detected cases as 57%.
Karachi registered 182 new cases on August 19, followed by Thatta (29), Matiari (17), Badin (9), Hyderabad (9), Tando Allah Yar (6), Tando Mohammad Khan (6), Shikarpur (3), Kambar Shadadkot (3), Umerkot (3), Jacobabad (2), Jamshoro (2), Sukkur (2), Khairpur (2), while Sanghar, Naushero Feroze, Sujawal, Dadu and Ghotki reported one new case each during the last 24 hours.
No account of deceased persons was given in the official statement on August 19 but an official report revealed that five people who lost their lives on August 18 in the province included three from Karachi and one each from Hyderabad and Dadu. One of the five victims of the deadly virus died at home.
It was further learnt that as many as 28 patients died at home compared to 214 breathing their last at hospitals during a period from August 1 to 19 across the country–PNFS