Kathmandu, July 23
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 730,146 as of Friday afternoon.
The ministry 2,977 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 13,698 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,982 returned positive. Likewise, 3,610 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 995 tested positive.
Of total tests, 14.46 per cent of the PCR and 27.56 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 17.20 per cent.
As of today, there are 27,661 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,678 are hospitalised, 682 in intensive care units and 175 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 1,678 people have achieved recovery whereas 18 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 639,368 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9,679 died, according to the ministry. Nepal’s current positivity rate is 94.5 per cent whereas the death rate is 1.5 per cent.