By Mukhtar Alam(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The interior districts of Sindh reported a negligible figure of new COVID-19 infections on September 7 when the provincial authorities recorded 136 new cases, out of 9,394 samples, with two more related fatalities during the last 24 hours in the province.
According to an official data, only 12 out of 28 COVID-19 designated laboratories across the province conducted the relevant tests during the 24 hours ending at 8 am on September 7.
As many as 10 laboratories at Karachi performed 2,894 tests and detected 100 (3.56%) new cases, against two laboratories located in the interior districts, which examined 6,590 samples and found 35 (0.53%) new infections.
The province registered two new COVID-19 deaths, one at Karachi’s Korangi district and another one in Larkana, on September 7, taking the overall provincial tally of fatalities to 2,425.
In the meantime, the district-wise breakdown of the registered new cases, as per Sindh health department’s daily situation report, came on September 7 as: Karachi (66), Naushero Feroze (10), Thatta (7), Badin (6), Umerkot (4), Ghotki (4), Khairpur (3), Shikarpur (3), Sujawal (3), Dadu (2), Jacobabad (2), Kambar Shahdad Kot (2), Matiari (2), Jamshoro (1), Sanghar (1), Shaheed Benazirabad (1) and Sukkur (1).
Sindh overall has tested 1,064,434 samples, with 130,807 (12%) positive cases. Its figure of patients having recovered from the disease reached to 126,268 as 55 more were cleared by their physicians during the last 24 hours.
There were 2,114 active COVID-19 patients in the province, including 1,783 at homes, six at isolation centres and 325 at hospitals. Among the hospitalized patients, 158 were stated to be critically ill, including 18 put on ventilators, according to the health department’s report.