Nepal Covid-19 tally: 1,089 new cases, 1,534 recoveries, 20 deaths in 24 hours

File: Coronavirus tests are underway at a lab in Nepalgunj.

Kathmandu, September 5

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 854,321 as of Sunday afternoon.

The ministry said 1,089 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 5,170 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 976 returned positive. Likewise, 2,801 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 113 tested positive.

Of total tests, 18.87 per cent of the PCR and 4.03 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 13.66 per cent.

As of today, there are 31,248 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,167 are hospitalised, 523 in intensive care units and 162 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,534 people have achieved recovery whereas 20 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 727,185 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,838 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 94.53 per cent and the death rate is 1.41 per cent.

Meanwhile, 53,182 people were vaccinated today.

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