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Coronavirus Update: One fatality, 188 new cases in Sindh

KARACHI: Amidst government’s preparations to restore the classroom education across the country from September 15, Sindh on September 6 reported one of the three COVID-19 fatalities reported in the country, with 188 new infections across the province.
Just after one day of zero fatality reporting by Sindh, the new solitary death was registered in Karachi South, taking the tally of COVID-19 fatalities to 335 for the district.
Karachi East topped the list of districts registering such deaths, with 669 deaths, followed by Karachi Central (454), Karachi South (335), Karachi Korangi (249), Karachi West (208) and Karachi Malir (166). Sindh has reported in all 2423 COVID-19 fatalities since March 19.

According to official reports, as many as 13 COVID-19 laboratories at Karachi did not perform any test during the last 24 hours, ending at 8 am on September 6 while the maximum 6,298 samples were handled by LUMHS laboratory at Hyderabad, with a positivity rate of only one percent.

Karachi’s Indus Hospital laboratory examined 829 samples and found 11 percent of them positive, followed by KU-PCMD laboratory (491; three percent positive).

Meanwhile, the percentage of women among the overall coronavirus infected people (130,483) reached to 30% on September 6 in Sindh, which has tested an overall 1,055,050 samples, with a positivity rate of 12.36%.

The districts of Sindh which reported new infection during the last 24 hours were: six districts of Karachi (115), Thatta (12), Badin (9), Khairpur (8), Hyderabad (4), Tando Mohammad Khan (4), Kashmore (3), Tando Allahyar (3), Kambar Shahdadkot (2), Larkana (2), Sanghar (2) and Sukkur (2). Ghotki, Jacobabad, Jamshoro, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad and Shikarpur districts registered one new case each. Sindh still has 2,035 active patients of COVID-19 against country’s overall 6,542 active cases.

As many as 1,700 patients were in home-isolation, seven in isolation centres and 328 in hospitals, including 139 critically ill and 15 put on ventilators–PNFS

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