A sharp rise: 54 Covid-19 deaths, 3,050 new cases reported in 24 hours
Fifty-four 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).
With this, the total number of deaths has reached 13,172 and death rate stands at 1.59 percent.
At least 3,050 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 8,29,972, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 14.80 percent and the total positivity rate is 13.40 percent.
A total of 20,602 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 2,564 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 7,68,830 and the recovery rate stands at 92.63 percent.
Among the 54 deceased, 39 were men and 15 were women. Of them, one was between 11-20 years old; one was within 21-30; five between 31-40; six between 41-50; 14 between 51-60, and 27 were above 60 years, added the release.