3 Covid-19 deaths, 284 new cases recorded in 24 hours
Three people have died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am today, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The total number of deaths has now reached 27,958 and the death rate stands at 1.78 percent.
At least 284 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 15,74,636, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 1.45 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 14.63 percent.
A total of 19,568 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8 am today).
At least 318 Covid-19 patients have recovered in this period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 15,38,855 and the recovery rate at 97.73 percent.
Of the three deceased, two were men and one was woman.
Of them, one was between 61-70 years old, one was within 71-80, and one was between 81-90 years old, added the release.