Nepal Covid-19 tally: 259 new cases, 337 recoveries, 3 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, December 10

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 919,514 as of Friday afternoon.

The ministry said 259 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 6,472 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 232 returned positive. Likewise, 4,015 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 27 tested positive.

Of total tests, 3.58 per cent of the PCR and 0.67 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 2.46 per cent.

As of today, there are 5,997 active cases across the country. Of them, 277 are hospitalised, 115 in intensive care units and 31 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 337 people have achieved recovery whereas three deaths were reported.

Of the total cases so far, 806,237 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,552 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 97.8 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.

Meanwhile, 329,321 people were vaccinated today.

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