Covid claims 8 more lives in country
Published: 03:52 PM, 1 March 2021 Updated: 03:58 PM, 2 March 2021
Eight more COVID-19 patients died in the country while 585 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
With the new fatalities, the death toll from the pandemic has risen to 8,416 in the country, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release on Monday (March 1, 2021).
Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,46,801 as 585 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Earlier on Sunday, 385 COVID-19 patients were diagnosed while eight deaths related to the disease were reported.
According to the release, the recovery count rose to 497,797 after another 873 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 13,570 samples were tested at 216 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 4.31 percent tested positive, while 13.48 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 91.04 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, 311,706 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 6,169 died from the pandemic. 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 114,728,338 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,544,066 while 90,282,234 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.