As many as 16 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,089 and 976 new cases emerged when 18,471 tests were conducted. This was stated by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday.
He added that 16 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,089 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Shah said that 18,471 samples were tested which detected 976 cases that constituted 5.3 percent current detection rate.
He added that so far 5,698,471 tests have been conducted against which 441,956 cases were diagnosed, of them 87.4 percent or 386,366 patients have recovered, including 871 overnight.
The CM said that currently 48,501 patients were under treatment, of them 47,672 were in home isolation, 40 at isolation centers and 789 at different hospitals.
He added that the condition of 709 patients was stated to be critical, including 54 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 976 new cases, 360 have been detected from Karachi, including 134 from East, 92 South, 69 Central, 23 West, 22 Korangi and 20 Malir. Shah urged people to abide by the SOPs issued by the government.