Murad Ali Shah said that 561 COVID-19 patients in Sindh were in critical condition.

KARACHI (Dunya News) - As many as eight more patients of Coronavirus died in Sindh on Friday, raising the death toll to 5,314 and 542 new cases emerged when 13,970 tests were conducted.

This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Friday. He added that eight more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 5,314 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Shah said that 13,970 samples were tested which detected 542 cases that constituted 3.9 percent current detection rate.

He added that so far 4,354,403 tests have been conducted against which 331,077 cases were diagnosed, of them 92.4 percent or 305,933 patients have recovered, including 514 overnight.

The CM said that currently 19,830 patients were under treatment, of them 19,189 were in home isolation, 27 at isolation centers and 614 at different hospitals.

He added that 561 COVID-19 patients were in critical condition, including 49 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 542 new cases, 279 have been detected from Karachi.