Kathmandu, July 17
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 714,248 as of Saturday afternoon.
The ministry 1,875 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 6,858 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,310 returned positive. Likewise, 3,208 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 565 tested positive.
Of total tests, 19.10 per cent of the PCR and 17.61 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 18.62 per cent.
As of today, there are 25,952 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,475 are hospitalised, 583 in intensive care units and 176 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 2,164 people have achieved recovery whereas 21 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 630,407 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9,527 died, according to the ministry.