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Coronavirus Update: No respite in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh was failing to witness respite from coronavirus-related deaths as the authorities added 11 more fatalities to the list on August 25, with detection of 220 more cases of the infection during the last 24 hours across Sindh.
The province had an average seven COVID-19 deaths daily during the week up to August 25.
It has reported 92% of the total deaths that occurred in the country on August 25 had the case fatality rate at 1.9%, against the country’s 2.1%.
The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his routine COVID-19 statement, shared that the tally of deaths had reached to 2,384 during the last 24 hours ending August 25 afternoon.
He disclosed that 280 more patients recovered from the diseases, while 2,831 people were still suffering from the infections at homes (3,525), hospitals (300) and isolation centre (six). Of the 211 critically ill patients, 32 were put on ventilators, he added.

Karachi’s COVID-19 patient-load increased again on August 25 as 134 (61%) new cases were detected in the metropolis which has also been receiving lots of rain during the monsoon season.

The other districts which reported new cases were Umerkot (14), Hyderabad (12), Jamshoro (9), Sujawal (7), Shaheed Benazirabad (5), Shikarpur (5), Naushero Feroze (3), Tando Allahyar (3), Ghotki (2), Kambar Shadadkot (2), Khairpur (2), Sanghar (2), Sukkur (2), while Badin, Dadu, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Matiari, Mirpurkhas and Tando Mohammad Khan registered one case each.

As many as 16 COVID-19 laboratories tested 8,214 samples, against their collective capacity of 14,940 tests, during the last 24 hours, while the overall positive cases were numbered as 128,676 for the province since February 26 when the province got its first infection registered at Karachi–PNFS

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