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Nepal Covid-19 tally: 2,237 new cases, 2,050 recoveries, 18 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, July 25

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 734,799 as of Sunday afternoon.

The ministry 2,237 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 10,569 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,539 returned positive. Likewise, 3,265 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 698 tested positive.

Of total tests, 14.56 per cent of the PCR and 21.37 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 16.17 per cent.

As of today, there are 27,926 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,680 are hospitalised, 666 in intensive care units and 168 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 2,050 people have achieved recovery whereas 18 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 643,615 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9713 died, according to the ministry. Likewise, 1,398,178 people have been fully vaccinated whereas 3,383,038 have been vaccinated at least once.

Nepal’s current positivity rate is 94.6 per cent whereas the death rate is 1.5 per cent.

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