17 more die from COVID-19 in 24hrs in country
Published: 03:38 PM, 3 November 2020 Updated: 04:42 PM, 4 November 2020
17 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5983 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,12,647 as 1659 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Tuesday.
According to the release, a total of 14,061 samples were tested at 113 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 47,386,410 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,212,445 while 34,070,156 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.