Five 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 8,384 and the death rate stands at 1.54 percent.
At least 410 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 5,44,954, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 2.63 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.61 percent.
A total of 15,560 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 957 Covid-19 patients have recovered during this period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,94,755 and the recovery rate at 90.79 percent.
Among the deceased, four are men and one was woman and all of them were above 60 years old, added the release.