Seven 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 8,435 and the death rate stands at 1.54 percent.
At least 619 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 5,48,549,added the release.
The current positivity rate is 3.87 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.36 percent.
A total of 15,985 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 841 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stand at 5,00,468 and the recovery rate at 91.23 percent.
Among the deceased, five were men, two women and all of them were above 60 years old, added the release.