Kathmandu, December 20
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 921,937 as of Monday afternoon.
The ministry said 220 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 2,725 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 218 returned positive. Likewise, 1,416 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional two tested positive.
Of total tests, 8 per cent of the PCR and 0.14 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 5.31 per cent.
As of today, there are 5,225 active cases across the country. Of them, 261 are hospitalised, 109 in intensive care units and 27 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 263 people have achieved recovery whereas one death was reported.
Of the total cases so far, 809,155 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,574 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 98 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, 86,593people were vaccinated today.