23 deaths, 1209 cases registered in a day in country
Published: 03:28 PM, 17 October 2020 Updated: 05:47 PM, 17 October 2020
23 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5646 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,87,295 as 1209 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Saturday.
According to the release, a total of 11,573 samples were tested at 109 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 3,02,298 after another 1560 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.
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 Saturday afternoon, a total of 39,587,475 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,109,140 while 29,658,928 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.