KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 383 new cases of coronavirus have been detected during last 24 hours which is the first highest figures of one day in last 61 days of coronavirus emergency, from February 26 to April 26.
In his video message on Sunday night, the chief minister disclosed that 3,028 tests were conducted against which 383 cases, including 301 cases in Karachi were detected which constituted 12 percent of the tests. “This is the highest figure ever reported during the 61 days COVID-19 emergency,” he said and added “This shows the situation is going from bad to worse and we would have to take some extra-ordinary measures.”
He said that so far 41,216 tests had been conducted against which 4,615 cases or 11.2 percent had been diagnosed as positive.
Murad Shah also said that three more patients died due to coronavirus infection and lifted the death toll to 81 or 1.8 percent of the total patients. He added that at present, 3,662 patients were under treatment, of them 2,432 of 66 percent in home Isolation, 767 or 21 percent at isolation centers and 463 or 13 percent in different hospitals.
The chief minister said that 41 patients were in critical condition and 12 of them were on ventilators. “The doctors were struggling to save their lives,” he said. He added that 70 patients were recovered and discharged for their homes. “Our 872 or 18.9 percent patients have recovered so far,” he said.
The Sindh chief minister said that Karachi was the worst affected division of the province with 301 new cases. He added that district Central had 594 cases with 99 new. District East had 676 cases including 66 new, Korangi had 318 cases with 26 new cases, Malir had 272 cases with 10 new, South had 895 cases with 80 new cases and West had 322 cases with 20 new cases.
He said that Sindh had 4,615 cases, of them 3,077 were in Karachi. “This is a serious situation,” he said and added they would have to establish more field hospitals/isolation centers.