Ten 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 8,239 and the death rate stands at 1.53 percent.
At least 388 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 5,39,153, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 2.59 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 14.22 percent.
A total of 14,999 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 717 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,85,290 and the recovery rate at 90.01 percent.
Among the 10 deceased, seven were men and three women while one was between 31-40 years old, two within 51-60 and seven were above 60 years old, added the release.