Five people 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 28,010 and the death rate stands at 1.78 percent.
At least 291 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 15,78,011, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 1.45 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 14.32 percent.
A total of 20,014 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8 am today).
At least 308 Covid-19 patients have recovered in this period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 15,42,908 and the recovery rate at 97.78 percent.
Of the five deceased, four were males and one was female. Of them, one was between one was within 51-60, two were between 61-70, and two were within 71-80 years old, added the release.