Twenty-two people have died from Covid-19 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 7,803 and the death rate stands at 1.49 percent.
At least 849 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 5,23,302, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 6.02 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 15.52 percent.
A total of 14,097 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 917 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,67,718 and the recovery rate at 89.38 percent.
Among the 22 deceased, 15 were men and seven women while one was between 31-40 years old, one within 41-50, five between 51-60 and 15 were above 60 years old, added the release.