Twenty-one 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 7,883 and the death rate stands at 1.49 percent.
At least 578 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 5,27,063, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 4.73 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 15.30 percent.
A total of 12,215 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 633 Covid-19 patients have recovered during this period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,71,756 and the recovery rate at 89.51 percent.
Among the 21 deceased, 13 were men and eight women while one was between 11-20 years old, one within 31-40, three between 41-50, four between 51-60 and 12 were above 60 years old, added the release.