36 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, positivity rate now 4.79%
Thirty-six people died from Covid-19 in the 24 hours preceding 8am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country now stands at 27,313 and the death rate stands at 1.77 percent.
At least 1,376 new infections were recorded during this period, taking the total number of people infected to 15,47,176, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 4.79 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 16.24 percent.
A total of 28,736 samples were tested across the country in the 24 hours.
At least 1,427 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 15,06,136 and the recovery rate at 97.35 percent.
Among the 36 deceased, 17 were men and 19 were women. Of them, one was between 11-20, one between 21-30, three between 31-40, one between 41-50, nine between 51-60 and 21 were above 60 years old, added the release.