Kathmandu, September 13
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 865,343 as of Monday afternoon.
The ministry said 1,486 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 12,532 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 1,149 returned positive. Likewise, 4,007 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 337 tested positive.
Of total tests, 9.16 per cent of the PCR and 8.41 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 8.98 per cent.
As of today, there are 26,630 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,672 are hospitalised, 475 in intensive care units and 134 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 1,260 people have achieved recovery whereas 16 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 740,717 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,965 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 95.17 per cent and the death rate is 1.41 per cent.
Meanwhile, 91,830 people were vaccinated today.