Nepal Covid-19 tally: 3,421 new cases, 1,686 recoveries, 25 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, July 27

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 742,817 as of Tuesday afternoon.

The ministry 3,899 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 12,655 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 2,726 returned positive. Likewise, 4863 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 1,173 tested positive.

Of total tests, 21.54 per cent of the PCR and 24.12 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 22.25 per cent.

As of today, there are 30,009 active cases across the country. Of them, 2,898 are hospitalised, 611 in intensive care units and 171 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,778 people have achieved recovery whereas 20 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 647,079 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9,758 died, according to the ministry. Likewise, 1,457,670 people have been fully vaccinated whereas 3,462,340 have been vaccinated at least once.

Nepal’s current positivity rate is 94.4 per cent whereas the death rate is 1.5 per cent.

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