Covid-19: 11 die, 470 infected in 24 hours

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

The total number of deaths has now reached 8,395 and the death rate stands at 1.54 percent.

At least 470 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 5,45,424, added the release.

The current positivity rate is 3.13 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.57 percent.

A total of 15,032 samples were tested at 214 authorised laboratories across the country in this time.

At least 743 patients have recovered in the meantime, taking the total recovery rate to 90.85 percent. So far, 4,95,498 have recovered.

Among the 11, six were male and five were female, the press release said. Of them two are in their 50s and nine were above 60 years.


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