Kathmandu, February 2
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,091,888 as of Wednesday afternoon.
The ministry said 3,637 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 6,499 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 2,205 returned positive. Likewise, 5,083 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 1,432 tested positive.
Of total tests, 33.92 per cent of the PCR and 28.17 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 31.40 per cent.
As of today, there are 69,291 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,466 are hospitalised, 270 in intensive care units and 52 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 7,555 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were 12 deaths today.
Of the total cases so far, 878,720 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,764 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 91.6 per cent and the death rate is 1.3 per cent.
Meanwhile, 815,796 people were vaccinated today.