COVID: Country sees 7 more deaths, 327 new cases
Published: 04:05 PM, 21 February 2021 Updated: 06:03 PM, 21 February 2021
Seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,349 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,43,351 as 327 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Earlier on Saturday, 350 COVID-19 patients were detected while five deaths related to the disease were reported.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Sunday (February 21, 2021).
According to the release, the recovery count rose to 491,367 after another 475 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 14,036 samples were tested at 214 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.33 percent tested positive, while 13.76 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 90.43 percent patients have recovered, while 1.54 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, 372,492 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 8,493 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 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 111,707,442 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,473,463 while 86,878,799 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.