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Lowest number of daily deaths since April 2

1,742 new cases detected in 24hrs

Fifty people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, according to a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

This is the lowest number of deaths recorded in the span of a day since April 2.

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With this, the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country reached 11,755.

The death rate stands at 1.53 percent, said the release.

In the same 24 hours, 1,742 new coronavirus cases were recorded, taking the total number of people infected to 767,338, it said.

Against 20,284 tests conducted in the period, the positivity rate was 8.59 percent.

The overall positivity rate was 13.80 percent.

After the second wave of the pandemic hit the country in the second week of March, the number of daily cases had started going up. The number of daily cases and deaths had broken all previous records.

The highest -- 7,626 -- cases were recorded on April 7, while the highest number of deaths -- 112 -- were reported on April 19.

The daily positivity rate, however, has kept on declining since April 16, thanks to the "movement restrictions" imposed on April 5.

In the previous two months, the daily positivity rate had remained below five percent.

Meanwhile, 3,433 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the 24-hour period till 8:00am yesterday, raising the total number of recoveries to 698,465.

The recovery rate was 91.02 percent.

Among the 50 deceased, 32 were males and 18 females.

Two were aged between 31 and 40 years, five between 41 and 50, 13 between 51 and 60 and 30 were above 60 years, added the release.

With the number of daily coronavirus cases on the decline, most of the general and ICU beds at the Covid-19 dedicated hospitals across the country now remain vacant.

There are 12,542 general beds for coronavirus patients across the country. Of those, 9,622 or more than 75 percent were vacant as of yesterday, according to the DGHS.

Of the total 1,090 ICU beds, 618 or more than half [57 percent] were unoccupied, the data show.


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