Forty people have died from Covid-19 during 24 hours (till 8am today), according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With them, the total number of deaths so far reached 12,989 and death rate stands at 1.58 percent.
At least 2,576 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 8,20,395, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 13.25 percent.
A total of 19,447 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 2,061 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 7,59,630 and the recovery rate at 92.59 percent.
Among the 40 deceased, 31 were men and nine women while one was between 0-10 years old; one was within 21-30; one between 31-40 years old, seven between 41-50, eight within 51-60, and 22 were above 60 years old, added the release.