Kathmandu, June 24
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 659,365 as of Thursday afternoon.
The ministry says 2,474 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 7,235 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,577 returned positive. Likewise, 4,997 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 897 tested positive.
Of total tests, 21.8 per cent of the PCR and 17.95 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 20.22 per cent.
As of today, there are 49,555 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,053 are hospitalised, 736 in intensive care units and 207 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 2,518 people have achieved recovery whereas 24 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 570,958 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 8,918 died, according to the ministry. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 90.7 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.