Nepal Covid-19 tally: 224 new cases, 251 recoveries, 0 deaths in 24 hours

Covid-19 gene sequencing omicron variant

Kathmandu, March 9

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,117,552 as of Wednesday afternoon.

The ministry said 224 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 6,936 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 68 returned positive. Likewise, 3,156 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 156 tested positive.

Of total tests, 0.98 per cent of the PCR and 4.94 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 2.41 per cent.

As of today, there are 5,692 active cases across the country. Of them, 124 are hospitalised, 39 in intensive care units and 5 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 251 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were zero deaths today.

Of the total cases so far, 960,068 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,949 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 98.2 per cent and the death rate is 1.2 per cent.

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