KARACHI             -        Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 1150 new cases of coronavirus have been detected by testing 5103 samples while 27 more patients lost their lives taking the death toll to 1205.

In a statement issued here from the CM House,  he said that 5103 tests were conducted which detected 1150 new cases that constituted 22 per cent detection rate.

 “This is one of the highest rate and we have to control it by following the guidelines issued by the experts, the government and the WHO,” he said. He added that so far 414248 samples have been tested which detected 76318 cases all over Sindh. “This constitutes over all 18.4 per cent detection rate,” he said.

According to the CM, 27 more patients died taking the death toll to 1205 which constitutes 1.5 per cent death rate. He said that 1252 patients recovered overnight and the number of patients recovered so far has reached to 41992 that constituted 55 percent recovery ratio.

Currently 33121 patients are under treatment, of them 31668 in home Isolation, 78 at isolation Centers and 1375 at different hospitals, the CM said. adding that at present 672 patients were in critical condition, of them 110 have been shifted to ventilators.     

Murad Ali Shah said that out of 1150 new cases of coronavirus, 1050 belonged to Karachi, they include 322 East, 300 South, 143 West, 111 Central, 88 Malir and  86 Korangi. Hyderabad has 22 new cases, Jamshoro and  Ghotki seven each, Dadu four, Larkana, Sukkur and Thatta three each and  Umerkot and Sanghar two each and Shaheed Benazirabad one case. 

The chief minister urged people of Sindh to follow the SOPs issued by the government, the experts and the WHO,