Nepal Covid-19 tally: 2,624 new cases, 1,320 recoveries, 20 deaths in 24 hours

Kathmandu, August 14

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 805,190 as of Saturday afternoon.

The ministry said 2,624 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 8,667 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,947 returned positive. Likewise, 4,906 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 677 tested positive.

Of total tests, 22.46 per cent of the PCR and 13.79 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 19.33 per cent.

As of today, there are 39,405 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,403 are hospitalised, 760 in intensive care units and 186 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,320 people have achieved recovery whereas 20 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 680,815 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,259 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.2 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.

Likewise, 3,303,578 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,674,318 have received their first dose. Today, 94,789 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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