Fifteen people have died from Covid-19 in 24 hours (till 8am today), according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The total number of deaths has now reached 8,087 and the death rate stands at 1.51 percent.
At least 509 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 5,33,953, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 3.43 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 14.77 percent.
A total of 14,830 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 611 Covid-19 patients have recovered during this period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,78,546 and the recovery rate at 89.62 percent.
Among the 15 deceased, 12 were men and three women while one was between 41-50 years old, one within 51-60 and 13 were above 60 years old, added the release.