Kathmandu, August 18
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 817,530 as of Wednesday afternoon.
The ministry said 3,403 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 11,839 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 2,613 returned positive. Likewise, 4,999 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 790 tested positive.
Of total tests, 22.01 per cent of the PCR and 15.80 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 20.21 per cent.
As of today, there are 40,338 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,532 are hospitalised, 770 in intensive care units and 186 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 2,104 people have achieved recovery whereas 27 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 689,130 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,396 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.2 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.