Kathmandu, December 17
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 921,347 as of Friday afternoon.
The ministry said 274 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 7,691 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 269 returned positive. Likewise, 1,325 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional five tested positive.
Of total tests, 3.49 per cent of the PCR and 0.37 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 3.03 per cent.
As of today, there are 5,522 active cases across the country. Of them, 275 are hospitalised, 104 in intensive care units and 25 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 270 people have achieved recovery whereas three deaths were reported.
Of the total cases so far, 808,353 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,570 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 97.9 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, 206,522 people were vaccinated today.