COVID-19 claims 15 more patients, infects 2,111 others

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KARACHI: As many as 15 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,800 and 2,111 new cases emerged when 16,975 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Friday. He added that 15 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,800 that constituted 1.5 percent death rate. Syed Murad Ali Shah Shah said that 16,975 samples were tested which detected 2,111 cases that constituted 12.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 7,537,374 tests have been conducted against which 535,835 cases were diagnosed, of them 89.1 percent or 477,749 patients have recovered, including 791 overnight.  The CM said that currently 50,286 patients were under treatment; of them 49,802 were in home isolation, 40 at isolation centers and 444 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 382 patients was stated to be critical, including 25 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 2,111 new cases 1,568 have been detected from Karachi, including 463 from South, 405 East, 213 Malir, 208 Central, 160 West and 119 Korangi. While others districts Hyderabad has 138, Sanghar 45, Sukkur and Mirpurkhas 32 each, Matiari 30, Tando Muhammad khan 27, Tharparkar 24, Jamshoro 21, Sujawal 20, Shaheed Benazirabad 19, Tando Allahyar and Thatta 17 each, Badin 16, Ghotki and Umerkot 14 each, Kashmore 13, NaosheroFeroze 11, Khairpur, Larkana and Shikarpur 10 each and Jacobabad .have seven. Vaccination: Sharing vaccination data the CM said that 33,958,540 vaccinations have been administered upto January 27th, and added during the last 24 hours 175,056 vaccines were inoculated – in total 34,133,596 vaccines have administered which constituted 61.16 percent of the vaccine eligible population.

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