KARACHI: Pakistan’s solitary COVID-19 fatality on August 28 was reported from Sindh, which registered its all days’ lowest number of infections for August during the last 24 hours, bringing the tally of infected people to 129,179.
According to an official report Sindh tested a total 5,247 samples, out of which 98 were declared new COVID-19 infections for the last 24 hours ending at August 28 afternoon.
Before this, the all days’ lowest 172 infections were reported by Sindh on August 24.
With the latest death, Sindh’s number of COVID-19 fatalities reached to 2,395 on August 28. Sindh had one death each on August 2 and 22.
The report revealed that 10 laboratories at Karachi handled 1,471 samples, with 90 positive cases on August 28, against three laboratories operating in the interior districts of Sindh which examined 3,776 samples and found 32 positives for COVID-19.
A total of 93 patients were receiving treatment in the intensive care units of the various COVID-19 hospitals of Karachi.
On August 28, the district-wise breakdown of newly detected COVID-19 infection in Sindh was: Karachi (51 new cases), Badin (8), Dadu (1), Ghotki (7), Hyderabad (1), Jacobabad (1), Jamshoro (2), Kambar Shahdadkot (1), Matiari (9), Mirpurkhas (1), Shaheed Benazirabad (6), Shikarpur (2) and Thatta (7).
In the meantime, 101 patients were reported having completed their treatment during the last 24 hours, pushing the tally of the cured patients to 122,835 for Sindh–PNFS