Nepal Covid-19 tally: 3,274 new cases, 1,929 recoveries, 27 deaths in 24 hours

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File: A woman’s swab sample is being collected for the coronavirus test, in Kathmandu, in July 2020.

Kathmandu, August 17

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 814,127 as of Tuesday afternoon.

The ministry said 3,274 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 11,565 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 2,456 returned positive. Likewise, 6,124 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 818 tested positive.

Of total tests, 21.23 per cent of the PCR and 13.35 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 18.51 per cent.

As of today, there are 39,871 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,296 are hospitalised, 790 in intensive care units and 191 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,929 people have achieved recovery whereas 27 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 687,069 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,354 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.2 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.

Likewise, 3,586,673 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,764,856 have received their first dose. Today, 144,528 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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