Nepal Covid-19 tally: 1,271 new cases, 1,845 recoveries, 14 deaths in 24 hours

People wait to be tested for the coronavirus at a Kathmandu-based hospital, in July 2020.

Kathmandu, September 9

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 860,806 as of Thursday afternoon.

The ministry said 1,271 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 8,898 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 1,058 returned positive. Likewise, 3,046 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 213 tested positive.

Of total tests, 11.89 per cent of the PCR and 6.99 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 10.64 per cent.

As of today, there are 26,886 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,792 are hospitalised, 458 in intensive care units and 139 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,845 people have achieved recovery whereas 14 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 735,006 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,903 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 94.9 per cent and the death rate is 1.5 per cent.

Meanwhile, 92,169 people were vaccinated today.

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