Covid-19: 18 more die, 1,474 test positive in 24 hours

Eighteen people died from Covid-19 and 1,474 new positive infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The recovery count rose to 3,38,145 after another 1,577 patients were discharged from hospitals during the period, the DGHS press release said.

With the new deaths, the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose to 6,067.

The tally of infections has surged to 4,20,238 as 1,474 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 12,760 samples were tested at 114 authorised laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 11.55 percent tested positive, while 17.20 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 80.87 percent patients have recovered, while 1.44 percent died so far since the first Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

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