Country sees 428 fresh virus cases, 5 deaths
Published: 04:05 PM, 24 February 2021
Five more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,379 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 544,544 as 428 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Earlier on Tuesday, 399 Covid-19 patients were detected while 18 deaths related to the disease were reported.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Wednesday (February 24, 2021).
According to the release, the recovery count rose to 493,787 after another 911 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 16,152 samples were tested at 214 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.64 percent tested positive, the release added.
Among the total infections, 90.68 percent of 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, 371,151 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 10,267 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 112,722,651 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,498,350 while 88,293,677 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.