The death toll from coronavirus in the country now stands at 8,379, as five more deaths reported on in the last 24 hours.
Some 428 people tested positive for Covid-19 over the same period and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 544,544.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed this through issuing a press release on Wednesday afternoon.
The latest day’s infection rate was 2.65% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 13.66%. The death rate stands at 1.54%.
Meanwhile, 16,152 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,987,676 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 911 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 493,798 with a 90.68% recovery rate.