Twenty-two 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 7,531 and the death rate stands at 1.47 percent.
At least 1,235 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of infected people to 5,12,496, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 8.11 percent and the total positivity rate is 15.94 percent.
A total of 15,229 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,56,070 and the recovery rate at 88.99 percent.
Among the 22 deceased, 16 were men and six were women. One of the deceased was between 31-40 years old, four were within 41-50, six within 51-60 and 11 were above 60 years old, added the release.