As many as five more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 5,702 and 1,359 new cases emerged when 15,908 tests were conducted. This was stated by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday.
He added that five more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 5,702 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Shah said that 15,908 samples were tested which detected 1,359 cases that constituted 8.5 percent current detection rate.
He added that so far 4,776,235 tests have been conducted against which 355,445 cases were diagnosed, of them 90 percent or 320,215 patients have recovered, including 389 overnight.
The CM said that currently 29,528 patients were under treatment, of them 28,487 were in home isolation, 971 at different hospitals and 70 patients in Isolation Centers. He added that the condition of 889 patients was stated to be critical, including 59 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 1,359 new cases, 1,051 have been detected from Karachi, including 367 from East, 222 Central, 220 South 150 Korangi, 59 Malir.