As many as 11 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 6,955 and 990 new cases emerged when 17,007 tests were conducted.
This was stated by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday. He added that 11 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 6,955 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Shah said that 17,007 samples were tested which detected 990 cases that constituted 5.8 percent current detection rate.
He added that so far 5,612,605 tests have been conducted against which 436,957 cases were diagnosed, of them 87.3 percent or 381,648 patients have recovered, including 587 overnight.
The CM said that currently 48,354 patients were under treatment, of them 47,474 were in home isolation, 40 at isolation centers and 840 at different hospitals.
He added that the condition of 744 patients was stated to be critical, including 64 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 990 new cases, 412 have been detected from Karachi, including 205 from East, 65 Central, 54 Malir, 38 South, 26 West and 24 Korangi. Shah urged people to abide by the SOPs issued by the government.