509 new cases, 15 more deaths in a day in country
Published: 03:40 PM, 28 January 2021 Updated: 05:23 PM, 28 January 2021
As many as 15 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8087 in the country. Earlier, 17 deaths related to COVID-19 were reported yesterday. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,33,953 as 509 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 528 COVID patients were detected yesterday.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Thursday.
According to the release, the recovery count rose to 478,546 after another 611 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 14,830 samples were tested at 200 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.43 percent tested positive, while 14.77 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added. Among the total infections, 89.62 percent patients have recovered, while 1.51 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, 590,946 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 16,907 died from the pandemic in the last 24 hours. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 101,505,932 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,185,981 while 73,407,644 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.