Coronavirus Update: Sindh having highest fatalities among provinces
An official report revealed that all the new deaths Pakistan reported on August 23 were from Sindh with eight registered at Karachi and one at Khairpur.
All the deceased persons were hospitalized and they died on ventilators. Their average stay in hospital was 13.4 days, while on ventilators for 13 days. As many as six of them were males whose age ranged from 35 to 87 years, the report added.
The district was breakdown of new cases came as: six districts of Karachi (76 cases), Hyderabad (9), Mirpurkhas (8), Umerkot (8) Tando Mohammad Khan (7), Thatta (7), Dadu (7), Shaheed Benazirabad (6), Shikarpur (6), Ghotki (5), Larkana (4), Sujawal (4), Jamshoro (3), Tando Allahyar (3), Jacobabad (2), Kambar Shadadkot (2), Khairpur (2), Badin (1), Naushero Feroze(1) and Sanghar (1).
It was further learnt that about 17 COVID-19 testing laboratories in the province did not conduct any tests during the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, as of August 24, 258 patients were occupying intensive care, high dependency and isolation beds in 16 hospitals of Karachi–PNFS