Sindh reports highest daily jump in coronavirus death toll

Bureau Report

KARACHI: Sindh registered 19 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours which is the highest toll since the first death was recorded on March 19, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said Tuesday.”The 19 deaths within 24 hours are the highest number and now Sindh’s death toll stands at 299,” Shah said.Shah said that 706 new patients were detected when 3,803 samples were tested.The chief minister said that from March 19 to May 19, there have been five deaths per day on average. “Though the death ratio stands at 1.6% of the total patients […] yet it is quite painful,” he deplored.He said the statistics showed that the recovery rate was much lower than the infection rate and this rate could be controlled if everyone would follow the safety measures.Furthermore, he said that at present 135 patients are in critical condition; of them 34 are on ventilators.Talking about the 12,906 patients, Shah said that 11,373 or 88% were in home isolation, 819 at isolation centers, and 715 or 5.7% in different hospitals across the province.The provincial chief disclosed that 252 more patients recovered from the infection, taking the recovered tally to 4,741 bumping the recovery ratio to 27%.