Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Pressure eases on Karachi hospitals as COVID cases decline

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KARACHI: Pressure has started to ease on Karachi hospitals, days after the Sindh government has imposed a lockdown in the province, with more focus on the city, ARY NEWS reported on Tuesday.

According to details shared by the provincial health department, the provincial hospitals currently have 550 ventilators with ICU beds with 93 patients in the province currently on the ventilator.

The patients who are availing oxygen facility on these beds included 248, bringing the number of empty beds to 209.

The health department said that they have 1344 high dependency unit (HDU) beds available at provincial hospitals, which are occupied by 809 patients currently, leaving behind 535 unused beds.

There are 236 empty HDU beds with low oxygen facility with 413 still occupied by the COVID patients.

The Sindh health department has also claimed a dip in Covid surge just within two days as the new and tighter restrictions took effect in the province noting the past four days saw a slash of four percent in positivity.

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The Covid positivity had surged to 24.9 pc in before the lockdown was imposed, the provincial health department said today, noting a four pc dip in this rate. Now the positivity, into the fourth day of lockdown seems to have fallen to 20.1 pc, it said.

Separately, the numbers cited resonated with that of national statistics today as well as Pakistan has recorded a decline in COVID-19 cases in the country as it registered 3,582 new infections over the last 24 hours.

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