KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah disclosing daily situation report of coronavirus on Monday said that the new month of June started with 22 deaths and detection of 1,402 new cases across Sindh.
He said that the virus death toll has reached 503 and the number of cases had risen to 29,647.
Giving details, the chief minister said that 6,289 samples were tested which resulted in 1,402 new coronavirus cases that constituted 22.3 per cent.
He added that so far his government had conducted 187,092 tests which detected 29,647 cases.
According to Shah 22 more patients succumbed to the virus, lifting the death toll to 503 that came to 1.7 per cent. He added that 342 patients were in critical condition, of them, 71 were on ventilators.
He said that at present, 14,554 patients of coronavirus were under treatment, including 13,346 at home, 113 at -Isolation Centres and 1,095 at different hospitals.
Shah said that 785 patients had recovered during the last 24 hours and the number of patients recovered so far had reached 14,590 that showed 49.2 per cent recovery rate.
Giving district-wise details of the cases, the chief minister said that out of 1,402 cases, 1,028 belonged to Karachi. Korangi has 292 cases, East 232, South 193, Central 165, West 101 and Malir 45.
Ghotki and Sukkur have 46 cases each, Larkana 38, Hyderabad 25, Mirpurkhas 21, Shikarpur 20, Jacobabad 12, eight each in Khairpur and Jamshoro, four each in Badin and Sujawal, two each in Thatta, Dadu and Naushehroferoze, each one in Umerkot, Shaheed Benazirabad and Kashmore-Kandhkot.
He warned the people of Sukkur, Larkana and Ghotki to follow the SOPs because the cases of local transmission were on the rise in their areas.
Sharing the details of PIA’s most recent plane crash that took place on May 22, the chief minister said that out of 97 bodies, 87 have been handed over to the heirs. He added that at present four bodies were lying in the mortuary of Chhipa and six with Edhi.
According to the chief minister, 48 bodies have so far been identified through DNA while one sample was yet to be matched.