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Nepal Covid-19 tally: 1,801 new cases, 1,924 recoveries, 24 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, August 23

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 829,443 as of Monday afternoon.

The ministry said 1,801 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 8,704 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,548 returned positive. Likewise, 2,622 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 253 tested positive.

Of total tests, 17.78 per cent of the PCR and 9.64 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 15.90 per cent.

As of today, there are 38,351 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,219 are hospitalised, 679 in intensive care units and 176 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,924 people have achieved recovery whereas 24 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 700,097 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,533 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.5 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.

Likewise, 3,857,598 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,943,732 have received their first dose. Today, 12,344 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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