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Coronavirus Update: Sindh having highest fatalities among provinces

KARACHI: Sindh registered six more deaths related to COVID-19 on August 24 when the authorities concerned confirmed 172 new infections during the last 24 hours across the province, pushing the overall infection tally to 128,456 for Sindh.
No detail about the hospitalization, gender, age and localities of the deceased persons was made available.
The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his daily disease related statement, shared that the number of COVID-19 patients who lost their lives in the province, so far, had reached to 2373 on August 24.
He further said that there were at present 3,902 active patients of COVID-19 in the province, out of which 300 were at the various hospitals, including 222 in critical condition and 37 occupying ventilators.

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

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