The number of coronavirus infection cases and deaths has declined in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning as 1,687 new cases have been detected and 30 died in the country during the time.
According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 12,724 with 30 new deaths. The total death rate has stood at 1.58 percent.
Some 1,687 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the total number to 8,05,980. The daily infection rate has stood at 9.94 in the last 24 hours.
Some 1,970 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,46,035 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood 92.56 percent.
The DGHS said 13.43 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 9.94 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 16,972 samples, out of 16,723 collected, were tested at 509 labs in the country during the period, the report added.
A total of 60,02,994 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.
The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18 the same year in the country.
Both infections and deaths from coronavirus started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.
However, the numbers started rising further from March 10. Highest 7,626 cases were reported on April 7 and record 112 deaths were registered on April 19.
Following a fresh surge in both infections and deaths from the deadly pathogen, the government enforced a lockdown which has been extended until May 30 further.
The government has extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until June 6 as there has been no substantial improvement in the Covid-19 situation.