As many as 9 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 6,812 and 1,152 new cases emerged when 17,361 tests were conducted. This was stated by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday.
He added that 9 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 6,812 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Shah said that 17,361 samples were tested which detected 1,152 cases that constituted 6.6 percent current detection rate.
He said that so far 5,506,131 tests have been conducted against which 429,268 cases were diagnosed, of them 86.8 percent or 372,727 patients have recovered, including 928 overnight.
The CM said that currently 49,729 patients were under treatment, of them 48,685 were in home isolation, 39 at isolation centers and 1,005 at different hospitals.
He added that the condition of 892 patients was stated to be critical, including 78 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 1,152 new cases, 497 have been detected from Karachi, including 198 from East, 121 Central, 65 South, 51 Malir, 36 West and 26 Korangi. Murad Shah urged people to abide by the SOPs issued by the government.