Coronavirus Update: Karachi under siege again
KARACHI: Karachi division’s COVID-19 related fatalities reached to 2,184 on October 8 when the authorities confirmed detection of another 376 infections, with six new deaths, across the province during the last 24 hours.
According to official data, five of the new coronavirus related fatalities were registered in Karachi’s districts, West (3), Malir (1) and South (1), while one was from Tando Mohammad Khan.
The case fatality rate in the case of Karachi remained 2.43%, with a total 90,431 infections, as of October 8.
The maximum COVID-19 deaths reported in Karachi were from its East district (711 deaths), with a total 27,337 cases of the lethal virus.
The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his routine statement on coronavirus status, issued on October 8, shared that there were 4,653 active cases of COVID-19 in Sindh, out of which 4,347 were kept in home-isolation, while another six were receiving treatment at the isolation centres.
“Of the 300 patients admitted at various hospitals, 190 were undergoing the critical phase of their health, while another 21 were put on ventilators,” he added.
The breakdown of new COVID-19 cases came as: Karachi (207), followed by Dadu (13), Tando Allahyar (13), Hyderabad (13), Khairpur (12), Sukkur (11), Jamshoro (10), Tando Mohammad Khan (6), Badin (5), Larkana (4), Umerkot (3), Jacobabad (2), Mirpurkhas (2), Thatta (2) and others. Ghotki, Kashmore, Naushero Feroze, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad and Sujwal registered one new case each during the last 24 hours.
In the meantime, as revealed in an official data, one of the eight deaths that occurred in Sindh on October 6 included a deceased who lost his or her life at home. Sindh’s total number of infections reached to 139,571, with 2,541 fatalities, on October 8–PNFS