Kathmandu, August 25
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 834,450 as of Wednesday afternoon.
The ministry said 2,482 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 9,711 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,862 returned positive. Likewise, 5,579 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 620 tested positive.
Of total tests, 19.17 per cent of the PCR and 11.11 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 16.23 per cent.
As of today, there are 38,287 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,037 are hospitalised, 610 in intensive care units and 161 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 1,781 people have achieved recovery whereas 44 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 703,964 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,612 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.5 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.
Likewise, 3,857,598 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,943,732 have received their first dose.