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Corona Update

5 more die, 548 cases detected

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

With this, the total number of deaths has reached 29,271 and death rate stands at 1.46 percent.

At least 548 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 20,02323, the DGHS said.

The current positivity rate is 7.84 percent.  It was 7.04 percent on Sunday and 10.10 percent on Saturday. In previous week, 8.36 percent on Friday, 9.81 percent on Thursday, 12.20 percent on Wednesday, 9.66 percent on Tuesday and 9.77 percent reported on Monday.

Some 430 infections were reported on Sunday while 446 on Saturday. In previous week, 620 infection cases were reported on Friday, 884 on Thursday, 1104 cases on Wednesday, 879 corona cases were reported on Tuesday, 1072 on Monday and 900 cases were reported on Sunday.

Meanwhile, 1,277 corona patients were recovered during the period, raising the total number to 19,37,240. The recovery rate has stood at 96.75 percent. Some 6,987 samples were tested.

The country’s first coronavirus infection case was reported on March 8 in 2020 and first death from the disease was reported on March 18 the same year.