Kathmandu, October 13
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 897,134 as of Wednesday afternoon.
The ministry said 365 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 3,671 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 326 returned positive. Likewise, 1,923 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 39 tested positive.
As of today, there are 14,267 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,095 are hospitalised, 315 in intensive care units and 107 on ventilators.
Of total tests, 8.88 per cent of the PCR and 2.02 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 6.52 per cent.
In the past 24 hours, 609 people have achieved recovery whereas four deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 778,350 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,261 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 96.8 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, 2,275 people were vaccinated today.