Covid-19: 23 die, 569 infected, 681 recover in 24 hours
Twenty-three people have died from Covid-19 in the last 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 7,906 and the death rate stands at 1.5 percent.
At least 569 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 5,27,632, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 4.23 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 15.26 percent.
A total of 13,446 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 681 Covid-19 patients have recovered during this time.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,72,437 and the recovery rate at 89.54 percent.
Among the 23 deceased, 16 were men and seven were women. Of them, one was between 41 to 50 years old, six were within 51 to 60, and 16 were above 60 years old, added the release.