Corona Update

30 more die, 834 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

27 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Thirty more corona patients died and 834 new cases were detected in the country during the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.

 “Some 30 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,428,” said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The recovery count rose to 4,50,488 after another 1,685 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, it added.

The DGHS said the tally of infections has surged to 5,08,099 as 834 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 9,912 samples were tested at 163 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 8.41 percent tested positive, while 16.08 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 88.66 percent patients have recovered, while 1.46 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

The government has been warning of a second wave of Covid-19 in winter and urging people to properly follow health safety measures. It has adopted a ‘no mask, no service’ policy.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, over 79.8 million people have been infected globally with coronavirus while the deaths have surged to 1.7 million.

As of Saturday, the total caseload reached 79,802,494 while the number of death reached 1,749,995.