Kathmandu, October 8
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 893,836 as of Friday afternoon.
The ministry said 764 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 9,466 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 715 returned positive. Likewise, 1,222 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 49 tested positive.
Of total tests, 7.51 per cent of the PCR and 4.00 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 7.14 per cent.
As of today, there are 15,614 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,153 are hospitalised, 313 in intensive care units and 113 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 1,033 people have achieved recovery whereas 10 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 774,173 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,210 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, 43,941 people were vaccinated today.