Country sees further surge in Covid-19 cases
Amid growing worries about the coronavirus situation in the country, health authorities logged 6,058 more Covid-19 cases in 24 hours till yesterday morning, up from 5,727 the previous day.
The positivity rate fell slightly to 19.93 percent from Wednesday's 20.27 percent, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Besides, 81 people died of Covid during the 24-hour period, taking the national death toll to 13,868.
The fresh cases pushed up the total caseload to 872,935, the handout added.
However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.59 percent.
A total of 794,783 people, including 3,230 in the 24-hour period, have so far recovered from the virus.
Infections keep rising in different parts of the country as people are defying health protocols amid "lax enforcement" of restrictions despite health experts' repeated warnings about severe consequences.