Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the country 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 8,229 and the death rate stands at 1.53 percent.
A total of 387 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 5,38,765, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 2.67 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 14.26 percent.
A total of 14,468 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
Meanwhile, 642 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period. The total number of recoveries stands at 4,84,573 and the recovery rate at 89.94 percent.
Among the eight deceased, seven were men and one woman while one was between 31-40 years old, one within 51-60 and six others were above 60 years old, added the release.