36 deaths, 1593 cases in a day in country
Published: 03:40 PM, 17 September 2020 Updated: 06:02 PM, 17 September 2020
36 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 4859 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,44,264 as 1593 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) provided the information issuing a press release on Thursday.
According to the release, a total of 13,673 samples were tested at 93 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 250,412 after another 2443 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 Thursday afternoon, a total of 30,053,079 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 945,376 while 21,815,597 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.