Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah confirmed on Thursday that the novel coronavirus has claimed 336 lives in the province, infecting 19924 people till now.
He was addressing a press conference. Murad Ali Shah said, 960 cases reported in the past 24 hours. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his statement regarding Corona virus said that 1017 new cases were reported across Sindh yesterday and now 960 new cases have emerged in last 24 hours. He said that today 680 patients have recovered and gone home after which the number of those who have recovered has increased to 6325.
Murad Ali Shah has said 10 more patients have died and since then the number of deaths due to corona has risen to 336. He said that the condition of 143 patients is critical while 33 patients are still on ventilators. May God heal them. The Chief Minister said that 11735 patients are in homes, 608 in isolation centers, 722 patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals of the province.
He said that 779 new cases have been reported in Karachi out of which 233 cases were reported in Karachi East District, 169 in South and 137 in Central, 97 in West, 86 in Korangi and 57 in Malir. 22, 17 new cases were reported in Hyderabad and 14 in Larkana.9 cases were reported each in Sukkur and Qambar Shahdad Kot while 7 more cases were reported in Ghotki, 3 each in Sanghar and Shaheed Benazirabad while 2-2 new cases were reported in Mirpur Khas and Jacobabad, one each in Dadu, Jamshoro, Nowshero Feroz and Sujawal.
Seven doctors in Sindh have succumbed to the novel coronavirus so far, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah told a press conference. While paying tribute to the late doctors, he said that until now, 364 healthcare professionals have been infected by the virus.
The chief minister further said that 274 policemen were infected, out of which 50 have recovered. Five officials have passed away, he said.