Twenty-six people have died from Covid-19 in 24 hours (till 8 a.m. today), according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this the total number of deaths reached 12,310 and death rate stands at 1.56 percent.
At least 1,504 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 7,86,698, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 8.22 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.58 percent.
A total of 18,294 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8 a.m. today).
At least 1,529 Covid-19 patients have recovered in this period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 7,29,039 and the recovery rate at 92.67 percent.
Among the 26 deceased, 19 were men and seven women. One person was between 21-30 years old, one within 31-40, two between 41-50, eight within 51-60 and 14 were above 60 years old, added the release.
As of May 21, 2021, 10.28 GMT, 3,446,291 people have died so far from the Covid-19 outbreak and there are currently 165,906,581 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
China is the world’s first country which on January 11, 2020 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.