Nepal Covid-19 tally: 312 new cases, 911 recoveries, 2 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, February 23

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,115,332 as of Wednesday afternoon.

The ministry said 312 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 5,103 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 256 returned positive. Likewise, 3,590 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 56 tested positive.

Of total tests, 5.01 per cent of the PCR and 1.55 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 2.45 per cent.

As of today, there are 10,090 active cases across the country. Of them, 327 are hospitalised, 105 in intensive care units and 19 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 911 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were two deaths today.

Of the total cases so far, 954,341 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,930 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 97.7 per cent and the death rate is 1.2 per cent.

Meanwhile, 135,790 people were vaccinated today.

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