One Covid-19 death, 273 new cases recorded in 24 hours

One person has died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of deaths has now reached 27,981 and the death rate stands at 1.78 percent.

At least 273 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 15,76,284, added the release.

The current positivity rate is 1.38 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 14.48 percent.

A total of 19,802 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8 am today).

At least 368 Covid-19 patients have recovered in this period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 15,40,965 and the recovery rate at 97.76 percent.

The deceased was a woman and she was between 61-70 years old, added the release.