Covid surge: 14,828 cases reported in 24 hours, 15 dead
At least 14,828 new infections were recorded and 15 people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The current positivity rate is 32.37 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.98 percent.
The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country now stands at 28,238 and the mortality rate stands at 1.66 percent. Meanwhile, the total number of cases rose to 16,99,964, added the release.
A total of 45,807 samples were tested across the country in the 24 hours.
At least 998 patients have recovered from Covid-19 during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 15,57,859 and the recovery rate at 91.64 percent, added the release.
Of the 15 deceased, nine were male and six female. Of them, two were between 21-30 years old, one was within 31-40, three were between 51-60, three within 61-70, five were between 71-80, and one was within 91-100 years old, added the release.