22 more deaths, 692 new cases registered in country
Published: 03:50 PM, 9 January 2021 Updated: 05:35 PM, 9 January 2021
As many as 22 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7756 in the country. Earlier, 16 deaths from the disease were registered yesterday.
Besides, 692 new cases were reported during the time. With this, the tally of infections has surged to 521,382 in the country. On the other hand, 785 people were diagnosed with the virus yesterday.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Saturday (January 9, 2021).
A total of 12,908 samples were tested at 181 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. With this, a total of 3,344,399 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.
Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 466,064 after another 785 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, 826,966 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 14,852 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 89,437,802 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,923,896 while 64,097,525 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.