Eight 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 8,416 and the death rate stands at 1.54 percent.
At least 585 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 5,46,801, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 4.31 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.48 percent.
A total of 13,570 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 873 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,97,797 and the recovery rate at 91.04 percent.
Among the deceased, four were men and the other four were women while two were within 41-50 years old, three between 51-60 and three others were above 60 years old, added the release.