Country logs 39 more COVID deaths in ‘a day’, 3674 infected
Published: 03:42 PM, 27 March 2021 Updated: 07:42 PM, 27 March 2021
As many as 39 more people have died from the coronavirus in the country while 3674 others tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the pandemic has risen to 8,869 while the tally of infections has surged to 591,806, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release on Saturday (March 27, 2021).
The recovery count rose to 534,008 after another 2,057 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, said the release.
A total of 24,664 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time, it added. “Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 13.26 percent tested positive.”
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
China was the world’s first country which on January 11, 2020, reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.
As of this afternoon, a total of 2,781,546 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 126,809,951 confirmed cases in 219 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.