Kathmandu, September 10
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 861,952 as of Friday afternoon.
The ministry said 1,146 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 8,549 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 961 returned positive. Likewise, 2,367 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 158 tested positive.
Of total tests, 11.24 per cent of the PCR and 6.67 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 10.49 per cent.
As of today, there are 26,296 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,662 are hospitalised, 458 in intensive care units and 145 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 1,660 people have achieved recovery whereas 21 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 736,666 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,924 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 94.99 per cent and the death rate is 1.41 per cent.
Meanwhile, 29,189 people were vaccinated today.