Kathmandu, October 9
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 894,596 as of Saturday afternoon.
The ministry said 760 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 6,168 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 636 returned positive. Likewise, 5,863 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 124 tested positive.
Of total tests, 10.31 per cent of the PCR and 2.11 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 6.31 per cent.
As of today, there are 15,340 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,172 are hospitalised, 317 in intensive care units and 113 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 899 people have achieved recovery whereas 11 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 775,072 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,221 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 96.7 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, 90,993 people were vaccinated today.