Thursday 18, August 2022
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Covid-19: 5 deaths in 24 hours, positivity rate 13.70%

News Desk: Five people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country is currently 29,230 and the death rate stands at 1.46 percent.

At least 1,007 new Covid-19 cases were recorded during this period.

The current positivity rate is 13.70 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.77 percent.

With the new infections, the total number of cases rose to 19,95,440, added the release.

A total of 7,351 samples were tested across the country during this period.

At least 1,854 patients have recovered from Covid-19 within this time. The total number of recoveries now stands at 19,22,977 and the recovery rate at 96.37 percent, said the release.

Of the deceased, four were male and one female. They were between 61-100 years old, added the release.

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