As many as 40 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,129 in the country. The death toll was 37 from the disease in the previous day.
Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,94,209 as 1,877 new cases were confirmed during the period. Meanwhile, 1,799 Covid-19 patients were diagnosed yesterday.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Tuesday (December 15, 2020).
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 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.