Kathmandu, September 4
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 853,232 as of Saturday afternoon.
The ministry said 1,268 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 6,753 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 1,024 returned positive. Likewise, 3,122 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 244 tested positive.
Of total tests, 15.16 per cent of the PCR and 7.8 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 12.84 per cent.
As of today, there are 31,826 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,168 are hospitalised, 554 in intensive care units and 172 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 2,195 people have achieved recovery whereas nine deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 725,651 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,818 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 94.5 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.
107,598 people were vaccinated today.