Eight 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 8,408 and the death rate stands at 1.54 percent.
At least 385 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 5,46,216, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 2.87 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.51 percent.
A total of 13,411 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 817 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,96, 924 and the recovery rate at 90.98 percent.
Among the deceased, six were men and two women while one was between 31-40 years old, one was within 41-50, two were 51-60 and the rest were above 60 years old, added the release.