KARACHI   -  Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that five more patients of COVID-19 died lifting the death toll to 2,684 and 627 new cases emerged when 14,343 tests were conducted raising the tally to 150,169.

In a statement issued from CM House on Sunday, he said that five more patients died overnight lifting the death toll to 2,684 that constituted 1.8 percent. 

Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 14,343 samples were tested which diagnosed 627 cases that constituted 4.3 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 1,728,156 tests had been conducted which diagnosed 150,167 cases, of them 95 percent or 140,550 patients had recovered, including 142 overnight.

The CM Sindh said that currently 6,935 patients were under treatment, of them 6,658 were in home isolation, four at isolation centres and 273 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 245 patients was stated to be critical, of them 31 had been shifted to ventilators.

According to the statement, out of 627 new cases, 507 have been detected from Karachi, of them 202 from East, 181 from South, 59 from Central, 31 from Korangi, 26 from Malir and eight from West.

Hyderabad has 34 cases, Thatta 10, Matiari eight, Khairpur and Larkana six each, Sukkur five, Sujawal, Naushehroferoze and Shaheed Benazirabad three each, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahayar, Umerkot, Ghotki, Kambar and Dadu two each, Badin, Kashmore and Sanghar one each.

The CM urged people of the province to follow the SOPs issued by the government.