Coronavirus Update: No respite in Sindh
KARACHI: Sindh had no respite from COVID-19 as it registered another eight relevant deaths six at Karachi and two in other districts, with 298 new infections out of 9754 samples, during the last 24 hours ending on October 6 morning.
The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his daily COVID-19 status statement, shared that there were 4,529 active cases of the virus in the province, as of October 6, out of which 4,250 were in home-isolation, six in isolation centres and 273 in hospitals, including 182 those in critical condition, while 25 were put on ventilators.
As many as 131,831 patients have recovered from the disease while 2,531 lost their lives due the infection.
Eight new deaths were reported from the province comprising of Karachi (6), Badin (1) and Tando Allahyar (1).
Karachi Central reported the maximum two new deaths, taking its tally of COVID-19 fatalities to 467 out of 15,421 cases.
During the last 24 hours, four COVID-19 testing laboratories in the interior districts of Sindh performed 5,152 tests against 4,602 conducted by laboratories in Karachi, where the new positivity rate came as 3.69% against Sindh’s overall daily positivity rate of 3.05%.
The district-wise breakdown of cases on October 6 remained: Karachi (170), Larkana (24), Kashmore (13), Hyderabad (12), Jamshoro (9), Matiari (7), Dadu (3), Sukkur (3), Naushero Feroze (3), Badin (2), Kambar Shahdadkot (2), Shikarpur (2), Tando Allahyar (2), Shaheed Benazirabad (1) and others–PNFS