Forty-five more people died of coronavirus infection and 1,285 cases were detected in the country during the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
“Some 45 people died of COVID-19 and 1,285 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.A total of 45 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 11,878.
It said 8.74 percent of the 14,703 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.
The samples were tested at 443 authorized medical laboratories across the country during the time as the government put in efforts to increase the number of testing centers gradually with resurgence of the pandemic.
The recovery count rose to 7,06,833 after another 2,492 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 91.54 percent recovered, while 1.54 percent died.