21 die, nearly 1500 infected in a day in country
Published: 03:59 PM, 1 October 2020 Updated: 04:02 PM, 1 October 2020
21 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5272 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,64,987 as 1508 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Thursday.
According to the release, a total of 11,420 samples were tested at 108 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 2,77,078 after another 1591 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
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 34,185,646 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,019,165 while 25,446,745 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.