Nepal Covid-19 tally: 1,570 new cases, 6,146 recoveries, 13 deaths in 24 hours

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

Kathmandu, February 7

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,102,286 as of Monday afternoon.

The ministry said 1,570 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 7,874 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 1,022 returned positive. Likewise, 3,491 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 548 tested positive.

Of total tests, 12.97 per cent of the PCR and 15.69 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 13.81 per cent.

As of today, there are 40,111 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,228 are hospitalised, 255 in intensive care units and 42 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 6,146 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were 13 deaths today.

Of the total cases so far, 915,489 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,827 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 94.6 per cent and the death rate is 1.3 per cent.

Meanwhile, 178,579 people were vaccinated today.

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