Kathmandu, June 28
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 668,221 as of Sunday afternoon.
The ministry says 2,444 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 6,648 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,509 returned positive. Likewise, 4,992 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 935 tested positive.
Of total tests, 22.69 per cent of the PCR and 18.72 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 21.0 per cent.
As of today, there are 37,950 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,875 are hospitalised, 657 in intensive care units and 193 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 3,853 people have achieved recovery whereas 42 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 588,187 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9,051 died, according to the ministry. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 92.6 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.