20 more deaths, 702 new cases logged in country
Published: 03:32 PM, 19 January 2021 Updated: 03:44 PM, 19 January 2021
As many as 20 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,942 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,29,031 as 702 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Tuesday.
According to the release, the recovery count rose to 4,73,855 after another 682 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 15,097 samples were tested at 199 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 4.65 percent tested positive, while 15.18 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 89.57 percent patients have recovered, while 1.50 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, 474,161 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 9,237 died from the pandemic in the last 24 hours. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 96,064,866 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,050,999 while 68,738,161 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.