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Corona Update

7 more die, 3,447 cases detected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Seven more people died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am on Saturday, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country now stands at 28,136 and  the death rate stands at 1.74 percent.

Of the seven deceased, four were men and three women. Of them, one was between 41-50 years old, one between 51-60, three between  61-70 and two between 71-80.

DGHS data also shows that 3,447 new infections were recorded during the period, taking the total number of people infected to 16,12,489.

A total of 24,028 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours. The current positivity rate is 14.35 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.63 percent.

At least 294 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period while the total number of recoveries now stands at 15,52,600 and the recovery rate at 96.29 percent.

The country’s maiden cases were reported on March 8, 2020 and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.