41 Covid-19 deaths, 1,765 new cases reported in 24 hours
Forty-one people have died from Covid-19 during 24 hours (till 8am today), according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
This is the highest number deaths recorded in the span of a day due to coronavirus infection since May 9. Fifty-six people had died due to the infection on May 9.
With this the total number of deaths reached 12,660 and death rate stands at 1.58 percent.
At least 1,765 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 8,02,305, added the release.
This is the highest number of daily infections recorded since May 6. The infection number was 1,822 on that day.
The current positivity rate is 9.67 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.45 percent.
A total of 18,250 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 1,779 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 7,42,151 and the recovery rate at 92.50 percent.
Among the 41 deceased, 26 were men and 15 women while one was under 10 years old, two between 31-40, four within 41-50, 10 between 51-60 and 24 were above 60 years old, added the release.