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Nepal Covid-19 tally: 2,075 new cases, 2,382 recoveries, 30 deaths in 24 hours

A health worker collecting swab sample for Covid-19 testing.

Kathmandu, August 21

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 825,722 as of Saturday afternoon.

The ministry said 2,075 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 7,703 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,424 returned positive. Likewise, 5,372 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 651 tested positive.

Of total tests, 18.48 per cent of the PCR and 12.11 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 15.86 per cent.

As of today, there are 39,321 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,306 are hospitalised, 718 in intensive care units and 166 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 2,382 people have achieved recovery whereas 30 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 695,925 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,485 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.3 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.

Likewise, 3,835,608 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,935,056 have received their first dose. Today, 63,963 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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