Kathmandu, July 1
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 676,509 as of Thursday afternoon.
The ministry says 2,760 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 7,130 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,857 returned positive. Likewise, 3,855 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 903 tested positive.
Of total tests, 26.04 per cent of the PCR and 23.42 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 25.12 per cent.
As of today, there are 33,368 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,994 are hospitalised, 629 in intensive care units and 181 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 4,017 people have achieved recovery whereas 33 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 600,149 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9,145 died, according to the ministry. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 93.7 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.