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Nepal Covid-19 tally: 708 new cases, 932 recoveries, 11 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, October 22

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 902,001 as of Friday afternoon.

The ministry said 708 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 7,253 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 574 returned positive. Likewise, 2,123 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 134 tested positive.

Of total tests, 7.91 per cent of the PCR and 6.31 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 7.55 per cent.

As of today, there are 10,946 active cases across the country. Of them, 830 are hospitalised, 279 in intensive care units and 91 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 932 people have achieved recovery whereas 11 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 785,813 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,337 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 97.1 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.

Meanwhile, 58,853 people were vaccinated today.

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