As many as 15 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 5,512 and 694 new cases emerged when 16,120 tests were conducted.
This was stated by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday.
He added that 15 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 5,512 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
Shah said that 16,120 samples were tested which detected 694 cases that constituted 4.3 percent current detection rate.
He added that so far 4,554,013 tests have been conducted against which 339,945 cases were diagnosed, of them 92.5 percent or 314,439 patients have recovered, including 571 overnight.
The CM said that currently 19,994 patients were under treatment, of them 19,305 were in home isolation, 62 atisolation centers and 627 at different hospitals.
He added that the condition of 578 patients was stated to be critical, including 36 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 694 new cases, 489 have been detected from Karachi, including 156 from East, 146 Central, 65 South, West 45, Malir 44 and Korangi 33.
Hyderabad has 26, ShaheedBenazirabad 23, Qamber and NausheroFeroze 14 each, Thatta and Sujawal 13 each, Tando Muhammad Khan 12, Sukkur ten, Jamshoro nine, Badin, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, TandoAllahyar and Tharparkar eight each, Umerkot, Kashmore and Khairpur five each, dadu and Jacobabad one each. The chief minister urged people of the province to follow SOPs.