Reports of ‘mysterious deaths’ in Karachi proved to be unfounded

By: News Desk      Published: 04:40 PM, 16 Apr, 2020
Reports of ‘mysterious deaths’ in Karachi proved to be unfounded

The comparative figures of 2019 and 2020 show that there has been no escalation in the number of deaths in Karachi, reported a private TV channel, as it refuted the media reports on the subject.

Discussing the earlier reports which had claimed that there was a rise in deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic, the TV channel described the same rumours as misleading.

Sharing details, it said 121 dead people were brought to Jinnah Hospital from March 31 and April 14 with another 82 similar cases at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

However, the Jinnah Hospital had around 100 deaths in the corresponding period in 2019, which proved that the claims made in the media reports were unfounded.

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Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed coronavirus case jumped to 6,862, the tally of patients, who have fully recovered, reached 1,662 on Thursday, the figures posted on the official website showed.

On the other hand, the death toll jumped to 128 with 45 of these recorded in Sindh followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 42, Punjab 34 and three each in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, and one in Islamabad.

Meanwhile, the province-wise distribution of the confirmed coronavirus cases shows Punjab with 3,234 patients followed by Sindh 2,008, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 912, Balochistan 280, Gilgit-Baltistan 237, Islamabad 145 and Azad Kashmir 46.