24 more die in a day, infections decline in country
Published: 03:29 PM, 11 October 2020 Updated: 04:16 PM, 11 October 2020
The death toll from coronavirus pandemic to 5524 in the country. File Photo
24 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5524 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,78,226 as 1193 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Sunday.
According to the release, a total of 9,467 samples were tested at 109 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 2,92,860 after another 1,495 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 12.60 percent tested positive, while 18.26 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 77.42 percent patients have recovered, while 1.46 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.
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 Sunday afternoon, a total of 37,506,939 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,078,007 while 28,147,462 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.