41 die, 2868 infected in a day in country
Published: 04:50 PM, 20 August 2020 Updated: 08:27 PM, 20 August 2020
41 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,822 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,87,959 as 2,868 new cases were confirmed during the period.
This information was given in a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday.
According to the release, a total of 14,059 samples have been tested at 91 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Besides, 3,253 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 168,991.
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 22,607,863 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 791,628 while 15,323,037 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.