Twenty 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 7,942 and the death rate stands at 1.50 percent.
At least 702 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 5,29,031, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 4.65 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 15.18 percent.
A total of 15,097 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 682 Covid-19 patients have recovered during this period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,73,855 and the recovery rate at 89.57 percent.
Among the 20 deceased, 14 were men and six women while five were between 51-60 years old and 15 were above 60 years old, added the release.