Kathmandu, July 5
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 685,361 as of Monday afternoon.
The ministry says 2,622 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 7,499 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,745 returned positive. Likewise, 4,028 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 877 tested positive.
Of total tests, 23.2 per cent of the PCR and 21.77 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 22.74 per cent.
As of today, there are 25,690 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,692 are hospitalised, 591 in intensive care units and 180 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 2,211 people have achieved recovery whereas 23 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 611,429 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9,248 died, according to the ministry. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 94.6 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.