Health Desk – 01 Apr, 2021: Fifty-nine people have died from Covid-19 during 24 hours (till 8am today), according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
This is the highest number of deaths recorded during the span of a day in more than nine months and the second-highest ever. The highest number of deaths recorded in a day was 64 on June 30, 2020.
With this the total number of deaths reached 9,105 and death rate stands at 1.47 percent.
At least 6,469 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 6,17,764, added the release.
This is the highest number of infections recorded in a day so far in the country. Till yesterday the highest infection number in a day was 5,358.
The daily infection number crossed 6,000-mark for the first time today.
The current positivity rate is 22.94 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.15 percent.
A total of 28,198 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8am today).
At least 2,539 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 5,44,938 and the recovery rate at 88.21 percent.
Among the 59 deceased, 35 were men and 24 women while one was between 21-30 years old, four within 31-40, 11 between 41-50, 13 within 51-60 and 30 were above 60 years old, added the release.