33 die, 1396 infected in a day in country
Published: 03:39 PM, 2 October 2020 Updated: 04:07 PM, 2 October 2020
33 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5305 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,66,383 as 1396 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Thursday.
According to the release, a total of 11,176 samples were tested at 108 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 2,78,627 after another 1549 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 Friday afternoon, a total of 34,519,530 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,028,230 while 25,691,031 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.