Kathmandu, September 1
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 848,204 as of Wednesday afternoon.
The ministry said 2,052 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 10,612 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 1,648 positive. Likewise, 4,323 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 404 tested positive.
Of total tests, 15.52 per cent of the PCR and 9.34 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 13.73 per cent.
As of today, there are 34,189 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,377 are hospitalised, 563 in intensive care units and 170 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 3,030 people have achieved recovery whereas 20 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 719,336 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,770 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 94.1 per cent and the death 1.5 rate per cent.