26 more die, COVID cases rise in country
Published: 03:32 PM, 21 March 2021 Updated: 07:15 PM, 21 March 2021
Twenty-two more people have died from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the country while 2172 others infected in the last 24 hours.
With the new fatalities and infections, the death toll from the pandemic has risen to 8,690 while the tally of infections has surged to 5,70,878, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release on Sunday (March 21, 2021).
Earlier on Saturday, 1,868 COVID-19 patients were diagnosed while 26 deaths related to the disease were reported.
According to the release, the recovery count rose to 520,718 after another 1577 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 19,900 samples were tested at 219 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 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.
As of this afternoon, a total of 123,494,493 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,723,166 while 99,500,183 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.