Forty-two more people have died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 3,513 in the country.
Besides, 2,995 fresh positive cases have been registered during the time. With this, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 266,498.
The daily health press of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) online on Wednesday (August 12).
Besides, 3,471 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,51,972 the health official said.
A total of 14,820 samples have been tested at 85 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours, she 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 Wednesday afternoon, a total of 20,542,666 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 746,335 while 13,460,635 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.