Nepal Covid-19 tally: 12 new cases, 89 recoveries, 0 deaths in 24 hours

File: Antigen test kits for coronavirus
File: Antigen test kits for coronavirus

Kathmandu, April 8

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,118,704 as of Friday afternoon.

The ministry said 12 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 2,728 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 11 returned positive. Likewise, 1,621 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 1 tested positive.

Of the total tests, 0.40 per cent of the PCR and 0.06 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 0.27 per cent.

As of today, there are 669 active cases across the country.

In the past 24 hours, 89 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were zero deaths recorded today.

Of the total cases so far, 965,936 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,951 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 98.7 per cent and the death rate is 1.2 per cent.

Meanwhile, 26,045 people were vaccinated today.

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