Kathmandu, December 26
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 923,402 as of Sunday afternoon.
The ministry said 219 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 7,180 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 213 returned positive. Likewise, 2,497 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional six tested positive.
Of total tests, 2.96 per cent of the PCR and 0.24 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 2.26 per cent.
As of today, there are 4,906 active cases across the country. Of them, 229 are hospitalised, 75 in intensive care units and 24 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 283 people have achieved recovery whereas two deaths were reported.
Of the total cases so far, 810,780 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,585 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 98 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, 76,330 people were vaccinated today.