Daily coronavirus death declines, infection rises in country
Published: 03:41 PM, 18 October 2020 Updated: 06:15 PM, 18 October 2020
14 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5660 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,88,569 as 1274 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Sunday.
According to the release, a total of 11,866 samples were tested at 109 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 3,03,972 after another 1674 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 Sunday afternoon, a total of 40,006,239 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,115,202 while 29,922,911 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.