Nepal Covid-19 tally: 1,096 new cases, 1,004 recoveries, 12 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, October 19

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 900,086 as of Tuesday afternoon.

The ministry said 1,096 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 8,140 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 957 returned positive. Likewise, 1,776 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 139 tested positive.

Of total tests, 11.75 per cent of the PCR and 7.82 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 11.05 per cent.

As of today, there are 11,815 active cases across the country. Of them, 949 are hospitalised, 267 in intensive care units and 86 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,004 people have achieved recovery whereas 12 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 783,397 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,305 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 97.1 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.

Meanwhile, 163,026 people were vaccinated today.

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