Nepal Covid-19 tally: 3,481 new cases, 1,885 recoveries, 30 deaths in 24 hours

File: Antigen test kits for coronavirus
File: Antigen test kits for coronavirus

Kathmandu, August 11

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 795,391 as of Wednesday afternoon.

The ministry said 3,481 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 10,907 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 2,616 returned positive. Likewise, 5,749 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 865 tested positive.

Of total tests, 23.98 per cent of the PCR and 15.04 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 20.89 per cent.

As of today, there are 38,033 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,220 are hospitalised, 796 in intensive care units and 184 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,885 people have achieved recovery whereas 30 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 675,083 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,180 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.4 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.

Likewise, 2,888,360 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,570,553 have received their first dose. Today, 195,211 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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