39 deaths of coronavirus, 2977 new infected in 24 hrs ‍

Staff Correspondent
6 August 2020, Thu
Published: 02:34 Updated: 02:54

39 deaths of coronavirus, 2977 new infected in 24 hrs ‍

Thirty-nine more people have died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 3,306 in the country. 

Besides, 2,977 fresh positive cases have been registered during the time. With this, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 249,651. 

DGHS Additional Director General (administration) came up with the disclosure joining the daily health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) online on Thursday (August 06). 

Besides, 2,074 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,43,824 the health official said.

A total of 12,708 samples have been tested at 83 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours, he added. 

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 18,993,698 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 711,490 while 12,182,831 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.