36 die, 1106 infected in a day in country
Published: 03:47 PM, 26 September 2020 Updated: 05:23 PM, 26 September 2020
36 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5129 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,57,873 as 1106 new cases were confirmed during the period.
A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the information on Saturday.
According to the release, a total of 10,680 samples were tested at 93 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 266,845 after another 1753 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 32,794,407 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 994,008 while 24,193,293 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.