KARACHI          -        Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Tuesday that eight more patients lost their lives lifting the death toll to 2,290 and 429 new cases were detected when 10,050 samples were tested.

This he said in a statement issued here from CM House. He said that eight more patients died overnight lifting the death toll to 2,290 that constituted 1.8 percent. He added that 429 new cases emerged when 10050 tests were conducted that constituted four percent current detection rate. “So far 844,705 tests have been conducted which detected 15 percent result, or 124,556 cases, of them 117,637 or 94 percent patients have recovered, including 1653 overnight,” the CM said.Mr Shah said that currently 4,629 patients were under treatment, of them 4,239 in home isolation, seven at Isolation Centers and 383 in different hospitals. He added that the condition of 248 patients was stated to be critical, including 38 who have been shifted to ventilators.  According to CM, out of 429 new cases, 200 have been detected from Karachi. They include 67 from South, 57 East, 33 Korangi, 17 Malir, 16 central and 10 West. Sanghar and Kashmore have 24 cases each, Jamshoro 18, Hyderabad 15, Umerkot 14, Ghotki 12, Khairpur 11, Shikarpur 10, Sujawal eight, Larkana and Tando Allahyar seven each, Mirpurkhas and Jacobabad six each, Shaheed Benazirabad five, Badin and Naushehroferoze four each, Kambar two, Tando Mohammad Khan and Thatta one each.