16 more deaths of coronavirus, 718 new infected

Staff Correspondent
12 January 2021, Tue
Published: 05:35

16 more deaths of coronavirus, 718 new infected

Sixteen more people have died from the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 7,819 in the country. 

Another 718 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 5,24,020.

A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Tuesday afternoon.

Health authorities reported another 963 people recovered from the disease in a day, rising the total number of recoveries to 4,68,681.

A total of 14,363 samples were tested at 194 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 5 percent tested positive, while 15.48 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.44 percent of patients have recovered, while 1.49 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, and the first death on March 18.