Nepal Covid-19 tally: 3,938 new cases, 2,012 recoveries, 37 deaths in 24 hours

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

Kathmandu, August 5

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 773,860 as of Thursday afternoon.

The ministry 3,938 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 11,870 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 3,007 returned positive. Likewise, 6,538 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 931 tested positive.

Of total tests, 25.33 per cent of the PCR and 14.23 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 21.39 per cent.

As of today, there are 34,422 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,314 are hospitalised, 713 in intensive care units and 158 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 2,012 people have achieved recovery whereas 37 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 663,663 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 9,994 died, according to the ministry. Likewise, 2,130,900 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,359,277 have received their first dose. Today, 117,779 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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